Malaysia U-22 coach: We will qualify for the next stage if avoiding mistakes

Malaysia U-22 coach Ong Kim Swee has hardly relieved pressure despite his team’s two straight wins against Brunei and Singapore.

The former international has pointed out the defensive weaknesses in the two matches, which allowed their opponents to hit back and put his men under undue pressure.

“It’s good that the mistakes happened now because we have time to rectify them. The two goals we conceded against Brunei and Singapore were all down to our own mistakes,” said Kim Swee at the post-match press conference Wednesday, as quoted by The Star.

“We lost concentration and made mistakes in our passing. That shouldn’t happen. If we want to qualify for the next stage, we have to stop committing these kinds of mistakes. There is still room for improvement,” he added.

Malaysia, who are leading the Group A, need one more win from their two remaining matches to clinch their ticket to the last four. They will face Myanmar on 21 August before wrapping up their group fixtures against Laos on 23 August.