The Vice-president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, has reminded the Young Tigers to avoid complacency after their three-game winning streak if they wish to beat Myanmar in the final of Merdeka Tournament on Saturday.
According to Utusan, Tengku Abdullah said that hopefully the players would not get carried away with their wins because to him, what’s more important is to put on a better performance in the final.
"I hope that the players work hard for the Myanmar (game) and won't be too proud with their previous victories in the competition so far," Tengku Abdullah said.
He also voiced his concern over the attendance at the stadium while highlighting that the Young Tigers are ready to play in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar this December.
"If we keep playing like this, I am confident that we can go far in the SEA Games.
"I can see that all the preparations made by Ong Kim Swee have worked out well and I hope that the supporters can come to the Darul Makmur stadium to give their full support in the final this Saturday," he added.
Malaysia U23 under Ong Kim Swee will face Myanmar in the final of Merdeka Cup Tournament after finishing at the top of the group with three wins.
When the two faced each other in the group-tie, Malaysia won the game 2-1 courtesy of goals from Irfan Fazail and Wan Zack Haikal, though they had to come from behind to pull off the victory.