FFT’s 2017 MSL May Dream XI: Ken Ilso too hot to handle

Just two matches were played in May, with only Felda Unitd collecting maximum points. FourFourTwo’s writers picked their Malaysia Super League (MSL) best 11, including a surprise selection from Sarawak. 

Goalkeeper

Farizal Harun (Felda United)

A pretty safe pair of hands, but Farizal can make fans a little nervy on occasions.

The 31-year-old had a fruitful outing in May in Felda’s victories over Penang (2-1) in Georgetown and Melaka (3-0) in Jengka.

Farizal is dependable but he needs to work on his consistency to remain the No. 1 custodian at his club.

Defenders

Fazly Mazlan (JDT)

A robust and a no-nonsense defender, Fazly is currently the best left-back in the country.

He played an instrumental role for Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in the 1-1 draw with Melaka on May 6 at Hang Jebat Stadium and the 1-0 win over PKNS at Shah Alam Stadium on May 24.

The 24-year-old is becoming a near-complete defender but he needs to keep his temper in check as he sometimes allows his emotions to get the better of him in matches.

Marcos Antonio (JDT)

Antonio seems to get better as he ages. The 34-year-old’s high work rate and intensity are the reasons JDT are on course to retain their Malaysia Super League (MSL) crown.

The Brazilian is a good reader of the game and can also partner any player in the heart of defence.

Demerson Bruno Costa (Sarawak)

The Crocs are stuck in the relegation battle but their defence marshalled by this Brazilian and Ronny Harun are doing their part.

Sarawak, whose defence are the best in the lower half and have only conceded the same number as third-placed Kedah (18), let in only one goal in May.