The Harimau Muda tactician insisted that his men are fully focused on the task at their hand, as they prepare to take on Myanmar in the Merdeka Cup final on Saturday
Harimau Muda boss Ong Kim Swee believes that his troops are fully concentrating on the challenge they face this weekend, with Myanmar standing in between them and the Merdeka Cup crown.Malaysia have had an emphatic run in the competition so far, winning all three group games while also scoring six goals in the process. However, their match against Myanmar prior to this was a delicate one, and they only managed to secure victory after an improved second half performance.
"We can see that they are comfortable and fully concentrated on the task at hand," he said.
"They are not under pressure and that is a good sign for us."
"I will only decide on the starting eleven once we finish our video session tonight. Wan Zack & Junior seemed to have recovered well but we must ensure that they are fit enough to play all 90 minutes. The whole squad records a clean bill of health."
"We know that Thailand did not send their strongest team to Merdeka Tournament, but we know that they won big against China and most of their players are under 23 years of age.
"Looking at the history of SEA football, Thailand and Myanmar are strong nations. Truthfully, we still could not evaluate the Indonesian team but we know they'll participate in the Islam Unity Sports Tournament in Palembang so maybe after that we'll know better.
"Andik Vermansyah is definitely their dangerman but they have other good players as well. This year's SEA Games will surely be tough."