Star striker not worried with Malaysia’s form

Safee Sali, Malaysia’s best bet for goals at the AFF Suzuki Cup remains convinced that Malaysian players will deliver when it matters most

Striker Safee Sali has stressed that there is no problem in the Malaysian national team, despite their failure to win the last three games.

Malaysia’s build-up to the AFF Suzuki Cup next week has been less than convincing with away friendly losses to Vietnam (1-0) and Thailand (2-0), as well as the 1-1 draw with Hong Kong in Shah Alam on Wednesday.

Instead, the 28-year-old striker, who scored in the last game, is sure all the players will display their actual characters when the tournament kicks-off.

“Players will rise and for me there is no problem in the national team,” Safee told Harian Metro.

“I have been in the national set-up for a long time, but this squad is filled with the best players in Malaysia.”

Safee, whose goal against Hong Kong was his 20th international goal, assured Malaysian football fans that they are working hard to get back to the their true level and believes that everything will fall into place during the tournament.

“We’ll analyse and eradicate our weaknesses before the last warm-up match against Bangladesh. God-willing, we’ll be at our best when the time comes.”


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