"There was a real sense of seriousness and hunger to succeed among the boys and it carried us through the tournament. They all want to take their playing careers to the next level.
"Most of them will be playing at the MSSM tournament and we will also be strengthened by the addition of a few fifth-formers.
"The last time we won the MSSM title was in 2009 and it would be great to take it back this year. I am confident we will be able to do well if the boys can show the same level of understanding and desire."
Zaidi listed Faiqrazin Zariq Idris, who was named player of the tournament on Sunday, as well as Muhammad Syazwan Md Zulkafli as key players for the team this year, adding that he expects Perak, Penang and Kuala Lumpur to remain among the frontrunners in Pahang.
Five members of the Selangor squad in Perlis were from Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports Schools, five from Bukit Jalil Sports School, six from Selangor State Sports School and two from normal day-schools. By Fadhli Ishak
*Sumber Dari New Straits Times