Be selective choose club of world class status

Minister of Youth and Sport, YB Khairy Jamaludin Abu Bakar requested Football of Malaysia (FAM) to increase the priority to be selective to choose class A ranking friendly match but not intend them to avoid play against club in the future.

Khairy said that to play against club status must be selective by make sure it is the best club in the world as it admittedly can also help to improve the team's performance.

In terms of world ranking, he said that he wanted to give priority to the FAM friendly match against a team from other countries because it is real benchmarking of national team strength.

According to FAM schedule of this year, he told that it is not correct when the table's schedule to oppose many clubs status especially with low-quality club. If Harimau Malaya lose, they will condemned too much by fans. That's why it is a big mistake.

He also called to comment on Rajagobal's statements that rating for world ranking is not important since it is the benchmark for strength and reputation of the Harimau Malaya.

Meanwhile, a national player Mahalli Jasuli confess the Japan friendlies matches tours during Ramadhan (fasting) has effect the big lose results for them.

"I don't want to give excuses but the truth is having game during fast day is really different environment (exhausted) and I hope all fans understand the difficulties experienced against Japanese players too.

"In the first game against Shimizu S-Pulse we were lost only 2-0 as we play after the break but in the second and third friendly matches we played in a daytime," he said yesterday.

Rajagobal said that his boys did not display the actual game quality when played during daylight hours (fast), because less energy but during night it is different. 

Mahali hope the fans of Harimau Malaya do not slacken support the team because of 'Japan nightmare'.

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