Issey Nakajima frustrated despite Pahang big win, thanks Tok Gajah fans

Nicolas Anil Nicolas Anil

Issey Nakajima grateful to Pahang fans for support but wants the team to dominate and score more goals.

Pahang FA forward Issey Nakajima-Farran feels his team’s emphatic 4-0 victory over Kuala Lumpur FA in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) on Friday is ‘frustrating’, simply because they should have scored more.

The Canadian got off the mark in Pahang colours after heading home the third goal in the second period, but says the score should have been bigger.

“We are frustrated, I think nobody has been part of a game where it’s 4-0 and its frustrating. It should have been more, but it’s an important win for us so we’ll try to be happy,” said Nakajima.

The former Terengganu FA man had a few more chances to add to his tally, but couldn’t convert them.

Nakajima did not have to worry too much as goals from Muslim Ahmad, Safuwan Baharuddin and Austin Amutu momentarily took the Elephants to second in the MSL.

“It’s a bit of a relief (to have scored). At 34, I feel fit, I feel like I still got it, but there is a bit of rustiness. The fans were urging me on which kept me going. The Malaysian fans are really supportive of me,” added Nakajima.

“Even the coach (Dollah Salleh). At half-time he told me the goal is coming, and I said yes it’s coming. Finally it came!”

The forward had signed for Pahang in the second transfer window in early May to end weeks of speculation after being linked with the club.

Pahang were good value in their sixth league win, completely dominating a Kuala Lumpur side whose major threat only came from their Brazilian forward Guilherme De Paula.

The bulk of the MSL action takes place on Saturday.

Perak FA will leapfrog Pahang into second if they overcome PKNP FC at home, while Selangor FA welcome the visit of Kedah FA and Terengganu FA host Melaka United FA.

On Sunday, league leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim travel to face PKNS FC.

Photo credit: Pahang FA Facebook

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