TMJ feels the tournament will be a lost cause.
President of JFA, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim, admits he doesn’t see either Johor sides making waves in the Malaysia Cup.
Malaysian Super League side Johor Darul Takzim were drawn in Group B alongside PKNS FC, T-Team and Felda United, while their Premier League counterparts tackle ATM, Selangor and Sime Darby FC in Group A.
Despite writing off their chances of achieving success in the tournament Tunku Ismail still wants them to give it their best shot, but says his focus is on strengthening both teams for their respective M-League campaigns in 2014.
“Honesty I don’t have high hopes for the Malaysia Cup, but I want both teams to be at their best,” he conceded to Goal Malaysia.
“I am more focusing on preparing the team for the M-League next season.
“Whatever the result we will accept it.
“We know our position, and if we win, that’s great, but I will be satisfied if we can be in the top three.”
JTD were narrowly pipped to Malaysian Super League title last season, finishing third and qualifying for the AFC Cup, while Johor FA ended their Premier League campaign a disappointing fourth and 16 points behind champions Sarawak FA.