Vietnam deserve victory: Malaysia coach

By Lam Thoa   December 12, 2021 | 03:20 pm PT
Vietnam deserve victory: Malaysia coach
Malaysia coach Tan Cheng Hoe at a press conference. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
Coach Tan Cheng Hoe admitted that Vietnam played better and their 3-0 victory against Malaysia in AFF Cup on Sunday night is totally deserved.

"It was a really tough game for Malaysia. We have lost to a stronger team. I'm surprised with Vietnam's performance because both teams have faced each other many times. They are a strong team and had great preparation when playing in the final round of World Cup qualifiers. Vietnam players were really skilled and they followed the tactics well," Tan said in the post-match conference Sunday night.

Malaysia failed to control the game as they let Vietnam dominate most of the time, scoring two goals in five minutes in the first half and another one in the late second half.

"We have learned a big lesson in this game. We played defensively in the first half, but the problem is we failed to gain possession. My players didn't concentrate and let the opponent score. We need to forget this and prepare for the game with Indonesia," Tan added.

With this defeat, Malaysia have lost five and drew one in the past six games with Vietnam.

AFF Cup: Vietnam 3-0 Malaysia

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