PETALING JAYA: When Terengganu first met Petaling Jaya City in the Super League this season, they were shockingly humbled 3-0 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on April 6.
Since then, both sides have been grappling with inconsistency, with Terengganu struggling in away games while PJ City have not registered any wins in their last nine games.
They will face off again at the Sultan Mizan Stadium in Gong Badak today and Tchetche Kipre is confident the homesters can exact revenge on the Phoenix.
The Ivorian striker, who struggled at the beginning of the season, is beginning to find his form with three goals in the last two matches.
He hopes that, buoyed by the fervent crowd, he can continue find the back of the net.
“Preparation for the game has been going great and we cannot wait to play in front of our fans. We always play better in front of them, and it will continue with us bagging full points,” said the 34-year-old.
As for his form, in six league games, he scored twice and in three FA Cups, he scored another two.
Fans had questioned his performances especially when he fluffed some sitters but Kipre knows what needs to be done to be noticed again.
“Not scoring does not mean you are not a good player. I work hard, create chances and always push myself to help the team win.
“In our last two games, the chances have been going inside and I hope to continue doing that.
“One thing I want to tell people is I’m the kind of person who never gives up.
“Many felt maybe I could not adjust to the tactics but I know football changes all the time and I’m adjusting too. I like the style of play we have now.”
Terengganu lost their last game away against Negri Sembilan 2-1, but Kipre said their home form has been good and it will continue against PJ City.
“We need a good result to give us confidence before the FA Cup semi-final against Selangor on Aug 6.”
Terengganu are eighth with 16 points while PJ are 10th with 11.