Romero not an issue, says Anderson
AS Pahang prepare to unleash new signing Yamil Romero in tomorrow’s FA Cup final, Kedah defender Zachary Anderson is unfazed about the prospect of facing an unfamiliar foe.
While brushing off the possible impact of Romero on the unsuspecting Kedah defence, Anderson pointed to Kedah’s dominant 4-1 win over Pahang in a Super League match on Feb 11 as reason to be confident.
Kedah ran rampant then at the Darulaman Stadium despite Pahang fielding four imports in Matheus Alves, Chinedu Bright Dike, Mohamadou Sumareh and Heo Jae-Won in addition to naturalised players Matthew Davies and Kiko Insa.
“I don’t really care to be honest,” Anderson told Timesport when asked what he knew of Argentine Romero. “We are only worried about our own team and about our own performances.
“There is talk about Pahang having six foreigners, including two naturalised players, but we are very confident in our team.
“So we will go into the game with plenty of confidence after the result at home the last time we played them. It’s a final so both teams will be ready.”
Anderson missed Kedah’s last two matches with a hip injury as Syawal Nordin ably filled in for him but the Australian declared himself fit and ready to play in his first major cup final for Kedah.
“I’ve been working quite hard over the last two weeks to be ready for this game,” said Anderson, 26, following the team’s arrival at Subang airport yesterday.
“The team’s prepared very well but come Saturday night, hopefully I will be ready to go and the team will get a good result.” Devinder Singh