Malaysia head coach Nelo Vingada hopes for a victory over North Korea tonight after his side experienced a winless run to eight matches.
“Although, it is our fourth match in the group, we still have a chance to fight for the second spot behind Lebanon, who are near certain to qualify, for an automatic berth,” said Vingada in the pre-match press conference on Thursday, as quoted by the New Straits Times.
“My players are ready…I have done all I can and now it is up to them to fight hard for the three points.
Malaysia are currently sitting bottom of Group B with only one point from three matches. Moreover, the Harimau have not won in their last eight international matches since the 3-2 victory over Cambodia in November last year at the AFF Cup.
In this qualifier at i-Mobile Stadium tonight, Vingada appoints centre back Fadhli Shas as the captain to replace Safiq Rahim, who is suspended for a match.