Rajagopal focusing on next two games

National team Head Coach K. Rajagopal is focusing on preparing his team to face two more teams in Australia, rather than entertaining all the critics

After an embarrassing 3-2 loss to Canberra All Stars last week, national team Head Coach K. Rajagopal is preparing the Malayan Tigers to meet Sydney FC in their second match of the Australian Tour.

Much criticism has poured in since the last game, with many arguing that it was shameful that the national team lost to a part-time football club.

Malaysia were trailing 2-0 before JDT striker Safee Sali pulled two goals back for the Malayan Tigers. However, Canberra won the game after scoring a penalty in the dying seconds of the game.

The national coach has however ignored all those critics and only wants to focus on the remaining two games for the team, which are against Sydney FC, and then against Marconi Stallions this Thursday.

According to FoxSports.my, Rajagopal said: "I don’t want to focus on any reports from the newspaper or any media.

"My focus is only on the team and our preparation for the second and third match.

"I don’t want to comment because we know what’s best for us and what needs to be done."

Rajagopal is expected to line up his strongest eleven against Sydney FC as it should be harder than the previous match.

"I will play my players that I think are fit.

"I will see first before I play them," he added.

The Malaysia national team are currently playing in Australia after the two-legged Causeway Challenge against arch-rivals Singapore was cancelled by the Football Association of Malaysia.