The 55-year-old is bullish over his sides chances of making it out of Group A.
ATM coach B. Sathianathan is confident his side can go all the way in this years Malaysia Cup after being handed an easy path to the knock-out stage.
The Armed Forces were beaten 3-2 by Kelantan in last year’s final but first had to navigate a difficult route out of the group stage after they were grouped with the Golden Deers along with Terengganu and Kedah.
This time around they won’t face as stiff an exam after being drawn together with 32-time champions Selangor plus Premier League duo Johor and Sime Darby in Group A, with the Malaysian Super League side expected to sail through with ease to the last-eight.
But despite that Sathianathan warned his players not to let complacency creep in.
“I have to admit last year we were in a tough group,” Fox Sports quote him as telling Sinar Harian. “But this year we’ve got a more balanced group.
“Nobody in the group is too strong or too weak.
“Both Johor and Sime Darby have really strong teams while Selangor are always tough to face.”
The Malaysia Cup begins on August 20 and ends on November 3 with the final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.