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Malaysia head coach Datuk K.Rajagopal was left ruing his team’s catalogue of missed chances at the end of the Malayan Tigers’ 1-0 friendly loss to Vietnam

Datuk K.Rajagopal has been left frustrated by his side’s failure to convert chances in their 1-0 defeat to Vietnam in Hanoi on Saturday.

The head coach of the Malaysian national football team was critical of his forwards’ lack of composure in the friendly that was ultimately decided by a solitary Nguyen Trong Huang strike.

“We created several chances that we should have easily converted but we failed to put the ball into the back of the net,” the former Selangor player told The Star.

“We pressured the Vietnam defence, especially in the corner kicks, but it wasn’t enough to get the breakthrough. Even after conceding we had our chances to equalise but failed.”

Rajagopal’s charges take on the Thai national team next in another friendly match on Wednesday.

And the 56-year-old will be expecting to see improvements from his front players in that game.

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