The coach of Malaysia U.23 team promised not to make this country’s football continue to ‘lose face’
Coach Brad Maloney said the lack of performance of the Malaysia U23 team that led to the early return of the suitcase at the Southeast Asian U23 Championship in February is not a measure of their strength in men’s football. SEA Games 31.
Coach Maloney explained that two tournaments (Southeast Asia U.23 Championship and 31st SEA Games) have different players and he is currently returning to the main team of Malaysia U.23s players to join the team. compete at the festival sport largest in the region.
Coach Maloney instructs the students of Malaysia U.23 to practice before the match against Thailand
“Those are different situations and I think the team now has important players attached to each other since the Asian U23 qualifiers and previous tournaments. I think this is a good group of players and the positive signs can be seen during the training sessions and also in the previous two friendlies. If everything goes according to plan, I am optimistic that we will be much stronger in the 31st SEA Games,” said coach Maloney.
Striker Luqman (No. 10) received high expectations from Malaysian fans at the 31st SEA Games
At the 31st SEA Games men’s football, Malaysia U.23 team was in Group B along with Thailand (the team that won the SEA Games gold medal 16 times), Cambodia, Singapore and Laos. The 31st SEA Games is also a preparation step before coach Maloney’s students compete in the U.23 Asian Cup finals next June in Uzbekistan. According to the Australian strategist, the championship at the 31st SEA Games will be a huge spiritual stepping stone for the Malaysian U.23 team towards the U.23 Asian Cup finals.
Coach Maloney emphasized that there is no easy match at 31st SEA Games, even in the group stage and his students’ task for the goal of winning gold is extremely difficult.
Coach Maloney does not want Malaysia U.23 to return home early at the 31st SEA Games
“Thailand is a strong team in Southeast Asian football and we had a difficult time against Laos in the last AFF U23 Championship, so they are also a challenging opponent in the group stage. There is still a lot of work to be done. before the start of the match, but so far everything is going in good condition,” said Malaysia U.23 coach.
Follow to calance, Malaysia U.23 team will have a promising opening match against Thailand taking place at 7pm on May 7 at Thien Truong Stadium, Nam Dinh. The team led by coach Maloney put high determination in this match to avoid repeating the bad performance in SEA Games 2019where they were eliminated from the group stage.
at Blogtuan.info – Source: thanhnien.vn – Read the original article here