MALAYSIA u22 1-0 Indonesia u22
A solitary goal thanks to debutant in Ong Kim Swee squad, K.Reuben proved decisive to the Young Tigers victory tonight. A goal in 42nd however does not tell the whole stories of how much improvement is needed from backup players who mostly filled up the position vacated by usual faces.
The disappointment shared to the whole including captain Irfan Fazail who was keep silenced for most of the time by Indonesian midfielders. Ahmad Hazwan Bakri who partnered with Thamil Arasu in forward also look blunt to get goal needed plus there was very few penetrating run made by him to break the Indonesian defensive line. Our keeper seems nervous for almost all the time and was very lucky not letting any goal past him when few times he cleared the ball and fall onto opponents in very good position to score.
There were few players could not play including Mission 33 player, the hotshot who scored 10 goals in the recent under 22 Asian Cup qualifiers Rozaimi Abdul Rahman, a winger Wan Zack Wan Haikal, combative midfielder Gary Steven Robbat, Fandi Othman and Fadhli Shas
The team earlier had a winning preparation 4-1 against Brunei in Shah Alam last week..