Datuk Ong Kim Swee, Malaysia’s under 23 head coach, has started mind games ahead of their clash with arch-rivals Singapore tonight, labelling the game as the toughest game his boys have to face.
However, Kim Swee also claimed that he has his own strategies to overcome their bitter rivals in order to qualify for the semi-final.
Kim Swee said “This is our toughest game we have to face. It will be a very tough match against a very (good) team and they have very experienced players to help them. Experience can bring a lot of difference in this game.”
With Singapore only needing a draw to qualify, Kim Swee added that he has all the confidence that his boys can emerge victorious after recording two wins against Brunei and Laos respectively.
“The team is getting better every game and it doesn’t matter who I picked, they undoubtedly will carry the task. We are injury-free and the players know that they have to give their best in this crucial game,” he added.
Kim Swee also stated that he may going to make one or two changes in order to stop Singapore in the game.
Malaysia need a win against Singapore in order to qualify for the semi-final and continue their journey of retaining the gold medal that they won in the last SEA Games.