The Red Warriors squandered numerous chances during the game.
Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak insists he won’t be losing sleep over the profligate nature of his side after the 2-0 Malaysia Cup win over Terengganu.
Despite easing to victory in the Group C clash in Kota Baru on Saturday, the Red Warriors could easily have sent their opponents home on the back of a thrashing had they been more ruthless in front of goal – but Hodak isn’t concerned.
“We did not use our chances well, but I am happy with the overall commitment and performance of my players,” Hodak told The Star after the game. “The scoreline could have been bigger, but it was a comfortable win as we knew the three points were safe when the second goal went in.”
The defending champions were guilty of squandering a couple gilt-edged chances in either half but Hodak defended his strikers, particularly Indra Putra Mahayuddin, and cited the bumpy Sultan Mohamad IV Stadium pitch as a reason for their sub-standard finishing.
“It is normal for strikers to go through rough patches when they do everything right but score,” he added. “All Indra needs is a breakthrough goal to regain his confidence and he will be back to his usual self.
“This is not a serious issue as we continue to perform well enough to win matches, We are on an eight-match unbeaten streak, and our defence have only conceded one goal in that period,”