Turtles skipper Tuck gains fans for his constant pursuit of perfection

Terengganu’s captain Lee Tuck has always led by example.

His teammates and some of his opponents will attest that the midfielder, known for his ferocious shots, has always given his all when turning out for the Turtles.

In the Super League this season, Tuck has been impressive, conjuring two assists in three matches while dictating play from the middle.

The 31-year-old also leads when it comes to fitness.

During training he will be the first to arrive and the last to leave. Even if he feels deflated, he will make sure he finishes his drills.

And during the movement control order, he has found a new hobby which tests his fitness level to the limit.

He uses the Zwift application to compete, socialise and train. He is even training and cycling with the highly-acclaimed Terengganu cycling team TSG, who also utilise the app.

“I want to be productive and not laze around the house. I’ve bought myself an indoor bike and treadmill. Turned one of the bedrooms into a mini gym,” he said.

The Malaysian League will make its return in September behind closed doors with several changes to the season which was suspended on May 16 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Malaysian Football League (MFL) said the Super League and Premier League will begin on Sept 1-2 and are expected to end on Sept 26-27 with matches being played in a single round.

With a packed schedule, it is only apt that players maintain their fitness and Tuck certainly has the advantage over the other players.

Tuck also leads the way when it comes to charity. He is a big man with a big heart.

With no games played due to the pandemic, he has decided to give part of his salary to the club.

“I was more than happy to donate to the club in this difficult times. The club have been good to me and this is the least I could do to ease their burden.”

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