Kim Pan-gon Malaysia Draws 1-1 Away in China… Undefeated in 6 Games
The Malaysian national soccer team, led by coach Kim Pan-gon,
former head of the Korea Football Association’s national team strength strengthening committee, drew a draw in an away match against China, which is considered to be ‘a cut above’.
Faisal Halim scored the first goal 11 minutes after Malaysia started a friendly match with China held at the Fenghuangshan Sports Park in Chengdu, China on the 9th,
but allowed an equalizer 25 minutes later, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
Kim Pan-gon Malaysia, who failed to score 2-2 against Syria on the 6th,
ended the September A match (match between national teams) with 2 draws. 온라인카지노
China’s FIFA world ranking is 80th.
Although it falls behind its East Asian neighbors Korea (28th) and Japan (20th),
it has been evaluated as one step above Southeast Asian teams such as Malaysia (136th) and Indonesia (150th).
China, which won two consecutive games by inviting Myanmar (160th, 4-0) and Palestine (96th, 2-0) to its home stadium last June,
promoted a home game against an Asian team with a low FIFA ranking in September.
However, China, which lost face by failing to defeat Malaysia in the first game,
will face Syria (ranked 94th) on the 12th at the same venue.
According to Chinese media Sohu.com, Coach Kim pan-gon was satisfied in the post-game interview,
saying, “As a result, we played a good game,” and “I can leave the stadium proud.”
In response to inquiries from local media about China’s performance, he briefly answered, “Both sides made mistakes.
As a coach, I don’t want to talk about it any more,” and “China is a respectable opponent.”
He then boosted the morale of the Malaysian players.
Coach Kim said, “When I first took over as head coach of Malaysia, I knew that the team had great potential, but the players did not know this,” and added, “We need to play a more aggressive game.”
Coach Kim Pan-gon emphasized his confidence in a similar way at a press conference held before the China game.
According to CNN Indonesia, Coach Kim accepted the position as coach on the 8th after seeing the potential of the Malaysian national team,
but revealed that the players were actually experiencing ‘problems of confidence’.
Coach Kim said, “Looking at the players, they seemed to have great potential.
However, the players did not know my abilities,” and added, “We hope to be aggressive and take the lead in every game.”
He added, “All the players trained hard.
Whenever the players don’t believe they are doing well, I tell them otherwise.
Now we have become a good team that can compete with all countries.”
National Football Association
Coach Kim, who appointed former coach Paulo Bento, the leader who led the team to the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup,
resigned from his position as chairman of the National Football Association’s National Team Strengthening Committee early last year and took charge of Malaysia.
Pangonho Kim Malaysia reached the semifinals of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) held in January this year, but lost to Thailand and turned away.
Afterwards, they won all four A matches in March and June.
Malaysia will be placed in Group E at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup
to be held in Qatar from January to February next year and compete with the Korean national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.