We have no choice but win the title of Asian Cup 2013 at Sultan Azlan Hockey Stadium, Ipoh, Perak from 24th August to 1st September.
The Malaysia national hockey coach, Paul Revington and his squad will be fully responsible to make the mission to world cup 2014 in Hague Netherlands from 2 to 15 June next year accomplished.
Thus, the natioanl goalkeeper, S, Kumar, urged teammates to work harder and try to solve all problems during the training sessions. Every players has to commit and fully focused on every game in the tournament soon.
Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) wanted the squad to champ the Asian Cup as the tournament offers a single slot for the World Cup and of course it is definitely challenging in the tournament soon.
The squad promise to fulfill the dream of the late Chua Boon Huat to qualify for the World Cup 2014 with Asia Cup title in Ipoh soon.
S. Kumar looks optimistic about the team's ability even though they will face South Korea or Pakistan as the main enemy of rival teams at the tournament soon.
The squad is scheduled to have two friendly matches against India and Germany a week before the tournament start.
Once again S.Kumar hoped all players will enhance their mental strength and able to face crucial in every game and also optimists to complete all the opportunities in front of opponent's goal posts. He believes the spirit want to give back to the late Boon Huat and as a host (home) advantage, they will get full supports from audiences to boost player's spirits to achieve success in the Asia Cup soon.
In Asia Cup 2013, Malaysia is drawn in Group A together with Taiwan, Pakistan and Japan. Meanwhile South Korea, India, Bangladesh and Oman involving in Group B.