Perak unfazed by underdog status in FA Cup final

Perak fans meet their favourite players at Ipoh Parade shopping mall on July 20. (Bernama pic)

IPOH: Despite being the underdogs Perak are confident they can cause an upset against Kedah in the FA Cup final which takes place at Bukit Jalil Stadium on July 27.

Midfielder Brendan Gan said although it would not be easy, he and his teammates would be going all out to bring the trophy home.

“For me, Kedah are the favourites based on their experience of winning the tournament a couple of years ago.

“However, I am confident that with the proper preparation, we can win,” he said when met at a press conference after a meet and greet with Perak players at the Ipoh Parade shopping mall, today.

Perak booked their place in the FA Cup final with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Pahang on June 29.

Meanwhile, team captain Shahrul Saad says winning the title would be sweet for the team, as the last time Perak won the FA Cup was in 2004.

The national player also called on Perak fans to come out in large numbers to support the team during the final.

“The support of the fans is very important for us to lift our spirits. Hopefully, we will perform our best for all the supporters,” he said.