“I am proud of the players”
Manager Kim Pan-gon, who is leading the Malaysian national team, praised the players.
Malaysia defeated Thailand 1-0 in the first leg of the 2022 Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup semi-final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 7th (Korean time).
The Mitsubishi Cup semi-finals will be played on a home-and-away basis. Malaysia, which won the first game at home, took an advantageous position to advance to the final even if they drew a draw in the second game away.
The second leg of the semi-final between Malaysia and Thailand will be held on the 10th.
On this day, Malaysia took the lead through Faisal Halim’s goal in the 11th minute of the first half. After that, there was a bad news that the additional goal was canceled due to the referee’s unreasonable decision, but it brought victory by keeping the lead by 1 goal.
After the game, coach Kim Pan-gon said, “Thailand is a strong and good team. We tried to pressure Thailand, but it wasn’t easy. 안전놀이터 Timing and space were both difficult.”
“It’s hard to say that a 1-0 win was enough (to advance to the final), but it’s important that we didn’t concede,” he said.
Coach Kim Pan-gon also said, “I am very proud of the Malaysian players and congratulate them. All Malaysian football fans should be proud of the national team. We must recover quickly and prepare for the second game. The first game was difficult, but the second game was even more difficult. It will be a game,” he said.