Sep 3, 2009

Malaysia Go Down Fighting

THE Malaysian Under 23 lost narrowly 1-0 to Al Qadisyah, these is the second defeat for K.Rajagopal boys after going down 1-2 to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Sunday.

Rajagopal fielded second stringers, with likes of Bunyamin Umar, Aidil Zafuan and Zaquan Adha were on the bench.

"The boys played well and they fought hard, I played the reserves today and I rested some senior players for the match against Jordan ( On Sunday). So far the players been very committed and they are playing and working hard." said Rajagopal from Saudi Arabia.

"We want to keep the team for three years, now I am building from scratch and right now what is important is to get the combination right" said the former Selangor striker who played along with the late Mokhtar Dahari.

Many believe that Rajagopal and the charges might end the 20 year drought of gold medal but Rajagopal remains humble about Malaysia's chances, instead of focussing on the gold medal he wants to focus on forming a strong squad, which is not suprising because Malaysian players are famous for inconsistency when it matters the most.

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