HODAK AND HARISS EYE MSL CROWN
And now for the title.
After seeing his side come from 2-0 down to beat Malaysian Super League champions LionsXII at Jalan Besar last night, Johor Darul Ta'zim coach Bojan Hodak believes his men can go all the way.
The 43-year-old Croat told The New Paper: "This game was very crucial. Lose and we would have remained eight points behind leaders Selangor with just six games to go.
"Even a draw would have been difficult.
"But we showed great character and belief to win and we must now build on this and go to Shah Alam on Saturday to get a win.
"Selangor are still favourites for the title because they are in the lead, but the manner of this win gives us confidence that we can catch up and overtake them."
With the morale-boosting victory, JDT are now third in the 12-team standings, behind second-placed Pahang on goal difference.
They can narrow the gap on Selangor to just two points with another away win on Saturday.
Former LionsXII vice-captain Hariss Harun earned praise from his JDT coach for a typically tenacious performance in his first return to Jalan Besar as an opponent.
"He is the sort of underrated player who does the dirty job, that coaches love," said Hodak.
Hariss, however, had mixed feelings about stealing three points from his former teammates.
The 23-year-old, who was taunted by some Singapore fans, said: "I'm happy to get the job done, but I also feel a bit for the boys (from the LionsXII).
"Just last week, we conceded a last-minute equaliser against Pahang and also on a few other occasions, so I know how it feels.
"I know the LionsXII have the character to bounce back.
"As for JDT, we have proven there's life in us. It's never easy to come to Jalan Besar and win, so hopefully this big victory will help spur us to the title."