Malaysia’s football manager Tan Cheng Hoe is aware of Thailand being a tournament favorite, but that isn’t stopping him from expressing his stand. The 50-year-old former Kedah FA coach didn’t hold back and expressed in a pre-match press conference his strong gut feel on his Malaysian Tigers winning over the War Elephants. The need to maintain their level of momentum is the key to doing so, Hoe says.
“As everyone knows, my team gave our best in the first leg at home. Although we couldn’t manage to score, we were happy with our performances. We are confident that we can maintain that momentum when the second leg takes place at the Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday. I believe we will beat Thailand and get a good result for all the Malaysian fans.” Hoe adds.
The Malaysian Tigers will have to show their A-game tonight at the Rajamangala Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Thailand is definitely not going to hold back and give them the chance to dominate. The 50-year-old coach does have anticipated his boys to play with utmost execution in the second leg. With several games coming and going in this year’s Suzuki Cup, holding command, leading with tenacity and coordination without jeopardizing the young careers of his players.