Sarawak head coach Robert Alberts has urged his players to be more cautious with their actions on the pitch, to avoid the continuous cycle of suspensions and bans.
The Crocs secured a 2-1 win over Sime Darby last weekend, but they did so with 10 men on the pitch after Ramesh Lai was sent off on the 40th minute, giving the away side numerical advantage for almost 50 minutes. That also means that Sarawak will be without some of their key players, all of whom are facing suspensions due to bookings and red cards.
“We are on eight points now, and we’re closing in on the teams ahead of us and maybe we’ll be able to eliminate the gap and overtake those teams,” Robert told Harian Metro.
“But we need to be more careful on the pitch. I hope the players avoid from committing silly fouls and picking up unnecessary bookings, which only comes back to haunt the team.
“I’ll still give my men the credit, for their performance against Sime Darby. They did everything they could to keep playing despite being one man down, and they claimed victory at the end of the day,” he added.
Sarawak will next host ATM, who suffered a 1-3 defeat to Selangor last weekend, at the Stadium Negeri in Kuching.