Malaysia U-22 coach urges players to “take control” over Myanmar

Malaysia U-22 head coach Ong Kim Swee urged his squad “to take control” of their match against leaders Myanmar in their SEA Games clash on Monday for a chance to top the group.

While Myanmar have already qualified for the semi-finals, Malaysia need a point to join their rivals. However, the 43-year-old coach admitted that the clash against Myanmar will be “the toughest yet for my team”, as reported by The Star.

“I hope my players have learned the lessons from those two matches,” said Kim Swee before the team’s training session at the Sime Darby training ground on Sunday.

“The players showed character against Brunei and Singapore. We now need to take control of the match against Myanmar.

“I hope we don’t have to chase the game like what happened against Singapore. It will be easier for us to manage the game if we get off to a good start.”