The Voice of The City Boys caught up with Ryan for his thoughts of the upcoming game this week against Sabah at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, and the 23 year old Malaysian heritage player provided some insightful aspects of the City Boys squad’s current situation.
Arriving midway through the 2021 season, Ryan quickly established himself as one of the key players in head coach Bojan’s set-up and this season he has featured in all of our matches including the FA Cup first round win over M3 (third division) side Langkawi City.
Following a harrowing start that saw the Red and White only pick-up a point from the opening 3 league matches against Selangor, Kedah DA and Johor DT, we got a massive boost in the win last week against Melaka Utd, our first victory this season. Ryan sees the return of key members as extremely beneficial in raising the standards of our team.
“I think now that some key players are back there is definitely a better chance in us getting more points. It will not only help with our chemistry but it also brings more competition to the training which will increase the level and hopefully that will reflect on our games.”
He was also quizzed if Bojan’s game plan has differed from last season, causing the deluge of goals conceded in the earlier 3 matches this year.
“I don’t think Bojan’s tactics have changed from last year. We still try to focus on defence and getting as many players behind the ball as possible whilst always being ready to transition to counterattack. We might not be executing the same way due to some changes in preparation from last season but we are slowly getting back to where we should be.”
Ryan admitted it’s not going to easy for the City Boys to face our Bornean friends, who are currently second in the table winning three on the trot against PJ City, Melaka Utd and Sarawak Utd after their opening day loss to Negeri Sembilan
“Sabah has had a really good start this season. We definitely aren’t going in there underestimating them. We know they have quality all over the field and we have to play our best to get the win for ourselves and for our fans.”
The Super League Match Day 5 fixture between Kuala Lumpur City and Sabah is on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 10PM (2200hrs), in Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.
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