Durakovic praises Leandro for powering Perak into quarters

IPOH (BERNAMA) – Perak coach Mehmed Durakovic was jubilant with import striker Leandro Dos Santos for scoring a hat-trick to help Perak subdue Kelantan United 4-0 in the first round of Malaysia Cup at Stadium Perak in Malaysia on Saturday night.

He hoped the Brazilian would maintain his performance in the quarter-finals against Terengganu.

“Leandro was just brilliant in the 90 minutes. The three goals by him showed he carried out his task exceptionally well tonight,” he told a media conference after the match.

Perak’s goals were scored by Leandro in the seventh, 21st, 48th minutes and one was netted by Rai Anderson in the 90th minute.

Mehmed said the victory his boys were well-disciplined in following orders and tactics planned.

“We put pressure on Kelantan for 90 minutes and from there we seized control of the game and created opportunities for goals,” he said.

On the quarter final match against Terengganu, the Australian-born coach said he respected the strength of the East Coast side and looks forward to an exciting game.