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One glaring mistake worries OKS

07:56 GMT+3 07/06/2017
Malaysia U22, 2017 Dubai Cup
Malaysia U22 held Felda United to a 1-1 draw in a friendly on Tuesday evening, but head coach Ong Kim Swee is far from pleased with their performance.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Following Malaysia U22's friendly match against Felda United on Tuesday evening, head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee has spotted one glaring weakness in his side.

In the match that was held at the Malaysian FA (FAM) headquarters, the Young Tigers took the lead as early as the third minute through Thanabalan Nadarajah, but the Fighters, who fielded a number of foreign trialists, equalised through recent import returnee Thiago Augusto Fernandes in the 21st minute.

When met by the press after the match, Kim Swee said he was not particularly pleased with one glaring weakness in his side; their penchant for committing simple errors.

"(They've been making) simple errors, which is very worring. The goal we conceded happened due to our own mistake; inaccurate backpasses.

"This is a serious matter, as the boys should know that they should not be making those kinds of mistakes at the international level.

"When they those mistakes happen, the opponents will punish us," he said.

With less than one day left before he is supposed to announce the squad that will be taken to China on June 8 for their three friendly matches, the former Malaysia senior team boss said that he is considering a number of aspects before making his final decision.

"Among the aspects that I have to consider is the positions, as well as the injuries picked up in this evening's friendly," he answered.