Ong Kim Swee: Malaysia must continue their winning momentum against Singapore

Malaysia U-22 are looking for a positive result against rivals Singapore in the next group stage match at SEA Games men’s football.

According to Malaysia head coach Ong Kim Swee, his side must continue their winning momentum against Singapore to remain on track for the gold, after struggling in earning three points from Brunei on Monday.

“The first match is always difficult. Against Brunei, we created a lot of chances but we couldn’t convert them,” Kim said, as quoted by The Star.

“But it’s going to get better as we go along. If we can take our chances well, then we will have no problems against Singapore,” he added.

However, Kim and his players are likely to face an uphill battle as Singapore need a win to keep their semi-final hopes alive after disappointedly going down to Myanmar 2-0 in their opening game on Monday.

“They will be out for blood. I have told my players to keep their temper in check. We have to be cautious and careful if they try to provoke us,” Kim insisted they could not take their rivals for granted.

The cross-Causeway showdown will take place at the Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday night.

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