The Harimau Muda tactician insisted that a win is more important than how many goals they will score in their clash against Brunei
As their first match in the SEA Games approches, Ong Kim Swee has warned his players not to be complacent and urged them to give their best in order to get the maximum three points.
He explained that his players must respect every opponent that they meet no matter if the team is a weak or a strong team.
According to Utusan Malaysia, Kim Swee said “It’s not about how many goals we score against Brunei but what’s more important is to get the win first. It would be great if my players can score a lot of goals but it would be useless if we underestimate our opponent.
“Every team must be respected but that does not mean that we have to be afraid of them,” added Ong Kim Swee, who is busy preparing his players for their first game.
Malaysia have been given a rest and will not play until 10th of December, and Ong Kim Swee will use this advantage to scout other team’s performances.
“I went to see other teams’ playing so I can plan my strategy when we face them later. However for our side, we must make sure to keep our fitness level because our match after this will be back to back,” he added.
After facing Brunei, Malaysia will face Laos (13th December), Singapore (15th December) and Vietnam (17th December).