K. Rajagopal was all smiles after the friendly win, but said that he won’t get carried away with just one good result
After seeing his boys turn up his style for the second leg of the Causeway battle, Malaysia coach K. Rajagopal had every reason to be happy with his side.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more from my players," said the Malaysian coach.
"They played aggressively throughout the game and maintained a high tempo to pressure Singapore who are known to be dangerous from set-pieces.
“I am very happy with the result but we won’t get carried away."
When asked about the red card to Singapore midfielder Mustafic Fahrudin, Rajagopal simply said he deserved it.
“That dangerous tackle could have hurt Norshahrul badly and threatened his career, so I think it was fair decision," he said frankly.
"Besides, the referee was right there and he knows what’s best”.
Rajagopal also hailed the his team for performing so admirably.
“We showed depth and balance tonight, throughout the entire game I thought my boys put in a lot of energy and passion," beamed Rajagopal.
“We wanted this win badly after the results of the last game, and I think the scoreline reflected our performance."
Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic, meanwhile, had no complains over the loss.
“I expected the Malaysians to be aggressive, but not this aggressive," bemoaned the Serbian.
“All in all it was a good atmosphere and I hope my boys will get to play in more big matches like this in the future."