In celebration of Thailand’s victory in the 2022 World Cup / Asia 2023 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, Malaysian Football Association (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin reminded the Malaysian Tigers that the momentum of the victory could continue when they face Indonesia on 19. This November.
According to Hamidin, he was delighted with the spirit and character of each player to rise from the sidelines and take a 2-1 victory over Thailand through the Brendan Gan and Mohamadou Sumareh networks at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, giving them the first defeat of the war elephant squad.
However, he said there were still weaknesses that needed to be resolved in the face of action against Indonesia that would surely recover after losing the first four games.
“Last night’s game was important, we had to win and the Tiger of Malaya was successful in winning the national victory mission. What was important was the victory over Thailand that gave the Tiger the best tonic to face in the next match
“In the past, I admit to being disappointed with the losses to Vietnam and the UAE, but today, I am very happy. In any case, we need to remain focused, committed and struggling with high spirits.
“The Malayan tiger has displayed the true spirit of the tiger despite the weaknesses we need to repair. With the support of the supporters for a while, the Tiger of Malaya is like giving them a victory and I hope we will continue to serve our supporters and the country.
“Again, take the opportunity to play at home against Indonesia, once again prove that you are a good country player,” he said after the match.
For the record, during a meeting between the two teams at Gelora Bung Karno last September, Malaysia twice came back from behind to beat Indonesia 3-2.