National Head Coach, Datuk K. Rajagopal was pleased to see improvements in the Malayan Tigers’ performance against Sydney Olympic FC at the Belmore Sports Ground yesterday.
The satisfied 56-year-old went on to say that, in the 4-0 victory, his side successfully displayed strength against their Australian opponents and did well to create goal-scoring opportunities.
Coming back from a humiliating 3-2 defeat versus Canberra All Stars in their first game on the tour, Malaysia’s Safiq Rahim and Amri Yahyah were on the scoresheet with the latter grabbing a hatrick in the second half.
Rajagobal added that Sydney Olympic were a tough side and it was difficult to get goals, but lauded his players’ tenacity which eventually bore fruit.
“We can see the momentum and enthusiasm of the players in the match.
“We can also see that the players are beginning to adapt to each other and get comfortable.
“Obviously the players are beginning to show positive progress,” Rajagopal declared.
The Malayan Tigers have one more match left in their Australian Tour and will play Marconi Stallions FC on Thursday.
The Asian Cup Qualifying campaign will resume on October 15 when Malaysia will face Bahrain in the Group D tie.