Cabrera sets sights on knockout round after Johor Darul Ta’zim win over Suwon
Gonzalo Cabrera believes there’s no reason Johor Darul Ta’zim can’t be vying for a spot within the AFC Champions League 2020 knockout spherical once they beat Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2-1 on Tuesday.
Having started their Group G marketing campaign with a heavy Five-1 loss to Vissel Kobe, JDT bounced again on the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium by means of defeating Suwon for most effective their moment win within the historical past of the contest after final season’s 1-Zero overcome Kashima Antlers.
Cabrera opened the scoring with a 13th-minute penalty and, even though the guests leveled the ratings six mins after the restart thru a Terry Antonis stunner, Mauricio popped as much as head house the winner with 17 mins left at the clock.
Highlights – Johor Darul Ta’zim vs Suwon Samsung Bluewings
The consequence manner JDT is these days moment in Group G at the back of Vissel even though Guangzhou Evergrande is but to play a sport, because of a sequence of postponements of their fixtures because of the continuing COVID-19 state of affairs.
But, buoyed by means of Tuesday’s win, Cabrera believes the objective now needs to be difficult for a place within the Round of 16.
“We have a lot of confidence playing here in Johor,” mentioned the Argentine-Iraqi, in step with the Asian Football Confederation’s reputable web site.
“We showed this against Kashima and now we’ve shown it again against Suwon, so I think JDT can fight to get to the next round of the AFC Champions League.”
Having been with Harimau Selatan since 2017, Cabrera is now some of the most-seasoned campaigners on the membership and printed he didn’t really feel any nerves previous to handing his facet what proved to be the most important leaders.
“Honestly, I didn’t feel a lot of pressure because I was confident and I knew where I wanted to put the ball before I took it,” he printed. “The important thing was that I scored.”
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“It used to be an unusual sport as a result of we began smartly then misplaced center of attention in the second one part and let our warring parties have a large number of probabilities.
“But last week we trained a lot to prepare for this game and we did a very good job, and showed to our fans that we could do it.”
Having opened their home marketing campaign final weekend with a 1-Zero win over Kedah, JDT can be taking a look to proceed their just right shape Saturday once they entertain UiTM FC within the Malaysia Super League.