Ahead of the 2017 FA Cup final between Pahang and Kedah, Pahang’s captain Matthew Davies talks about The Elephant’s preparations for the big night.
During the pre-match press conference, the 22-year-old captain confessed that he is slightly nervous about the FA cup final bout tonight, as this is a new experience for him.
“I think I have mixed emotions about this. I’m excited, I’m nervous, but I’m also proud to be in the finals with my team. But it is a bit of a shock to be here.” the Pahang captain said.
When asked about the Pahang’s gameplan for tonight, Matt Davies smirked as he exchanged glances with coach Dollah Salleh, and replied, “Nah, I think we’ll keep the gameplan to ourselves. But we will do our best tonight, coach Dollah has been fantastic with the team.”
“If we do lift the trophy tonight, it will a great achievement, but we still have a lot of work to do.” the captain added.
Matt Davies also admits that playing in the national team does give him a slight edge in reading his opponents.
“Kedah has some dangerous players, Liridon, Sandro, Syazwan, Baddrol, and we have to be careful. But we’re prepared.”
“I think I can read Syazwan a bit, because we train together during the national team trainings.” Davies said.
Pahang will be meeting Kedah tonight to determine who will emerge as champions and lift the 2017 FA Cup trophy.