JOHOR BAHRU, March 2 — Johor Darul Ta’zim promises a good and competitive game against South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings as they battle for points at the AFC Champion League 2020 match to be held at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium here tomorrow.
After watching the South Korean club’s game against Vissel Kobe recently, JDT head coach Benjamin Mora admitted that tomorrow’s match would be tough as Suwon players have greater advantages such as being physically strong, powerful, fast and skillful.
“We have been studying the team and they have good players. The Japanese club (Vissel Kobe) did not even have the chance to kill their moves, they struggled a bit as they played more defensive.
“I think it is going to be a difficult match. However, our preparations are still the same as always. I think with a lot of confidence, we can push and fight and try to play our game as best as we can,” he told reporters at the pre-match press conference, here today.
Also present were JDT captain Harris Harun, Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC head coach Lee Lim Saeng and Suwon player, Adam Taggart.
Meanwhile, Lim Saeng said as the team is adjusting to the hot weather, they would try their very best to gain three points tomorrow.
“I know it is not easy as Johor is a good team, six-time champions in a row and we respect that. Hopefully everything is ok,” he added.
Taggart, meanwhile, said despite JDT’s loss against Vissel Kobe recently, they would not underestimate JDT’s capability.
“JDT is a big club with a great stadium, with strong supporters behind them as well as eight foreign players, which is a good mix up with the best local players, so I think it will be a tough match,” said the Australian.