Dato Ong Kim Swee insisted that he was happy with the display of his players, but believes they could have put the game to bed early if they took their chances
Datuk Ong Kim Swee, the national interim coach, felt that his players should have done better when it came to taking their chances, but was happy with the overall display.
In his first game in charge of the national team Kim Swee failed to get a win against the Philippines, although he insisted that he wasn't worried about the result.
Speaking after the game, Kim Swee stated, “We created a lot of chances and we have to improve on our finishing. For the disallowed goal, I have to refer to the video before I can comment it.”
The game was suspended for a few minutes due to the chaos amongst the fans and Kim Swee believed that the event affected his team’s momentum.
“The break did affect our game. The momentum was great and when we have to stop, it affected our rhythm of playing,” he added.
Kim Swee also said he was happy with the line-up, and the intensity of his team, but he may make some changes for the game against Yemen.
Commenting on Thomas Dooleey, the Philippines coach who also made his debut for this game, Kim Swee stated that it’s good to see that both coaches didn’t start by losing.
Malaysia drew with the Philippines 0-0 in their friendly at the Selayang Stadium, next up they face Yemen on the 5th of March in a crucial Asian Cup Qualification fixture.