Ibrahim: We have a strong team

Johor, who parted ways with regular coach Bojan Hodak, only need to secure one point from their match against East Bengal on Tuesday to progress to the Round of 16. 

"We have come here to try and win the game, and so we have brought a very strong team with us," Ibrahim told the official AFC site. "East Bengal are a very good team and they played very well when they came to Malaysia."

However, East Bengal coach Eelco Schattorie does not fancy his side's chances of beating Johor, especially since they will be without Saumik Dey, Milan Susak and Leo Bertos. 

"Theoretically we can still qualify for the Round of 16 but realistically it’s going to be very difficult," he said. "Especially as I now have three more injuries in Saumik Dey, Milan Susak and Leo Bertos.

"My biggest fear is to get more injuries, so although we will try to win it will be difficult considering the fitness level of my players."

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