Harimau Malaya head coach, Datuk K.Rajagopal still positive even his boys lost to UAE yesterday. UAE defeated Harimau Malaya 3-1 in Shenzhen, China. He looks the situation as the best performance towards Asian Cup 2013 qualifier against Bahrain on October 15.
He added that it was the 'warm up' match. Rajagopal felt proud even they have to performance without eight of main players including Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak and Safee Sali.
He said that Bahrain is the selected team. If we consistent or not they still better than us. Rajagopal believe that we able to make upset according to the last performance against UAE.
After the match against Bahrain on October 15, we will oppose them in their host country.
Harimau Malaya will meet Yemen (home) on Mac 5 2014 on the final match of group D.