Malaysia trusts the leadership of coach Kim Pan-gon (54) despite the setback in the Mitsubishi Cup final.
Malaysia, led by coach Kim, lost 0-3 in the second leg of the semifinals of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup against Thailand held on the 10th. Malaysia, who had high expectations for the final after winning the first leg home game 1-0, was unfortunately crushed by Thailand’s counterattack that took advantage of the home advantage.
Coach Kim blamed himself for the dropout after failing to keep his lead. After the game, he bowed his head, saying, “I’m sorry that the Malaysian people can’t boast. Don’t blame the players, blame me. The players fought until the end under my instructions and did their best. The tactical problem is my fault.”
Coach Kim expressed deep regret, but Malaysia is satisfied with the progress they made in the semifinals at the World Cup in Southeast Asia. Except for their first win in 2010, Malaysia has suffered mostly in the group stage.
The challenge for the first championship in 13 years is over, but the evaluation of coach Kim in the ‘ESPN Malaysia Edition’ is very good. ESPN said, “The fact that coach Kim returned to the semifinals less than a year after taking office means that he is moving in the right direction.” Participation is everything,” he emphasized the continued achievements.
Moreover, this tournament was not even the most elite convocation. ESPN explained, “Malaysia’s best team, Johor Darul Takjim, refused to recruit players. Johor’s players continue to be the mainstay of the national team, but the owner refused to hand them over because it was not A Match Day.”
“Due to Johor’s refusal, none of the Malaysian players in this tournament played more than 50 A matches, and 17 players had less than 10 appearances,” he said. “Even without a star, coach Kim overcame adversity. 슬롯사이트 is positive and will become stronger with the addition of Johor players in the future.”