KLHC out to keep momentum going

Keep your feet firmly on the ground.

That is the message KL Hockey Club coach Lim Chiow Chuan is driving into the minds of his players.

KLHC bagged two title – the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup and the Charity Shield within the space of one week.

Ironically they defeated the same opponents – Terengganu Hockey Team in winning the silverware’s.

But the vastly experienced Chiow Chuan is well aware of the pitfalls should the players become comfortable or complacent.

“ They need to understand that the journey has just begun as far as the league is concerned,” cautioned Chiow Chuan,

“ We have tough matches week in and weak out and there is no room for complacency , lest we get punished for it.

“ We May have won titles but performance wise we are still not there yet.

“ I believe this team can play better and it’s a matter of each player pulling his weight and contributing.”

KLHC will take on Tenaga Nasional Berhad in their next match on Sunday.

The utility giants, powered by 10 current Malaysian internationals defeated UniKL 3-2 in the opening league match on Friday.

These two teams also met in the Alagendra Cup quarterfinal match where KLHC won 2–1.

“ They are no pushovers even though they do not have any foreign signings in the team,” contends Chiow Chuan.

“ They rely on quick counter attacks and at the same time have a good penalty corner battery.

“ We will give them the due respect but I believe we have it within ourselves to take the points”

KLHC are a solid all round side with players like Koreans Jang Jong Hyun, Lee Nam Yong, Joshua Pollard and Tom Carson, ably supported by Raxie Rahim, Shikri Mutalib, Nabil Fiqri, Roslan Jamaluddin and Rashid Bahrain amongst others.

And in Chiow Chuan they have a master tactician of a coach whose homework on opponents allows him to spot the chink in their armour for his players to exploit.

It promises to be another classic at the National Hockey Stadium and KLHC will be our to prove that they are champion material.