Dollah blames lacks of practice for the defeat

Dollah Salleh insisted that if his team doesn't have enough time to practice, he won't have any further friendly matches

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After the humiliating defeat against Oman, coach Dollah Salleh has stated that the main reason Malaysia lost the game was because they had a lack of practice.

The national squad had less than a week to train and Dollah claimed that it was not enough time for the players to create understading with each other, and strengthen their play.

Quoting from Utusan, Dollah said “If I only got 3-4 days of training, then I won’t take any friendly matches after this because most of the games are against high class teams.

“If we want to do any more friendly games for the national team, I want at least two weeks to prepare the squad.”

However, despite the defeat, Dollah did praise the performances by two young players, Muhammad Akram Mahinan and Che Rashid Che Halim, who both earned their first cap against Oman.

“Our youngest players, Akram Mahinan and Che Rashid, have very little experiences in international games but they were very aggressive. I might keep them in the squad for future games,” added Dollah.

Oman took the lead in as early as the 15th minute, and doubled their advantage just before half time. They added another four goals in the second half to complete their domination over Harimau Malaya.