Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli’s increasing performance will present an interesting competition with Farizal Marlias ahead of the 2022 FA Cup final this Saturday.
With the experience that Farizal has, it is definitely needed for the final match against Terenganu FC, but Haziq’s ability, who has shown excellent performance in the previous two Super League actions, cannot be ruled out either.
Farizal described his teammate as having done a good job despite the 1-1 draw against Selangor FC last Saturday.
However, he still leaves the decision to the coach to determine which of them will play against Terenganu FC later.
“I can’t give an answer as to who (goes down in the final action), it’s up to the coach to decide.
“So far what Haziq has shown is very good and I believe he will be better in the future, I pray that he can maintain that momentum.
“For that day’s match (against Selangor FC), we cannot look back and we learn what has happened to take it to the next match”, he explained.
Meanwhile, JDT’s defender, Shahrul Saad, admitted that his teammates’ spirit before the final match was at its best and hoped that they would be able to bring home the FA Cup trophy after a period of six years.
He at the same time admits that he is increasingly comfortable partnering with anyone in the defensive line and hopes that the positive streak can continue in the run-up to the 2022 FA Cup final.
“Of course the FA Cup is our second target after the Super League and I hope we can fix any weaknesses in the days leading up to the final.
“We will try to give everything and want to bring home the FA Cup trophy after a long time without winning it for Johor.
“As a defender, the cooperation given by everyone so far is very good and I hope we can perform well in the final,” he said.
The 2022 FA Cup final will take place at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday, September 10, kick-off time 9pm.