The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president has defended national head coach Nelo Vingada despite the team’s 2-0 loss to Hong Kong in AFC Asian Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
The Crown Prince of Johor, also known as TMJ, said that it would be unfair to sack the Portuguese coach and insisted the biggest problem with the national squad now was the lack of winning mentality among players.
“If Vingada is sacked, you will still have the same problem,” TMJ said when answering questions from a panel at a dialogue session at JDT Cafe on Wednesday night, as quoted by the Malay Mail Online.
“The reality is when setting up the club (JDT), we needed two to three years to instill the winning mentality.
“So what do you expect from us in two to three months?”
Vingada and his side will have to face a tough challenge since Malaysia have just one point after three games.