Rajagobal should retreat now

Situation is getting critical after Harimau Malaya failed to show the increment of their performance during the friendlies clubs in Japan since July 23.

Many observers consider the record of two wins from 12 matches at the international friendship could not give a positive result for the team.

The Harimau Malaya was humiliated by losing 0-5 to second-bottom team league of Japan, Shonan Bellmare last Saturday.

The defeat caused an anger, especially among fans of the Harimau Malaya.

Rajagobal also criticized after the team with static ranked at 159th in the world ranking of FIFA more interested in having a warm-up with a club team status.

Many critics, agree the right action to save the honor of the Harimau Malaya is to dismiss Rajagobal that is synonymous with the approach of players want to test or experiment.

Former football national coach, Wan Jamak Wan Hassan said him considers the action to dismiss Rajagobal not a solution but the FAM is able to assess the ability of former Selangor coach.

"I think the performance of the Harimau Malaya after winning the gold medal at the SEA Games 2009 in Loas and the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 was not able to survive until now.

"Rajagobal seen as 'strong' even though he often received criticism and cynicism from former national players and coaches.

"By sacked coach is not an exit door or something good for the team but FAM should be concerned about the natonal team's ranking," he said yesterday.

Tengku Abdullah urged Rajagobal to strengthen its team to face the important match against Barcelona at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on August 10.

He said, it is not the best time for Rajagobal to continue doing experiment but Harimau Malaya must come out with more convincing performance.

Meanwhile Kelantan's legendary, Dali Omar to come out with different tone when he considers the 57-year-old has run out of ideas to restore the reputation of the Harimau Malaya.

"In my opinion he had  been sacked and this was supposed to happen two years ago. Previously he has promised to resign voluntarily.

"I very much support Tengku Abdullah. For me, Rajagobal tactics had been shattered. We do not want experiment more. This method fits with school boy," he said.

Meanwhile, former national player, Khalid Ali fully supports the statement asserted by Dali that Rahagobal must retreat in respectful manner.

"Rajagobal is good but he has reached a saturation point. Everyone has limits and levels.

"Honestly, he can no longer to guide the Harimau Malaya. My advise, draw back. People will get mad if you stay longer.

"We need a better person," he said.

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