YANGON – Vietnam is fast, experienced and dangerous than in Cambodia, Malaysia factors driving down a different style of play when the two teams meet in the second leg of AFF Cup Group B today.
While not revealing tactics that will be used when face 2008 champion, but looking at the experiments carried Datuk Ong Kim Swee in today’s training session, the Malaysian Tigers operator may apply defensive pattern with the 4-5-1 formation is preferred.
Forward Selangor, Ahmad Hazwan Bakri is expected to be a lone striker and he will be supported for five midfielders, led by captain Amri Yahya, besides Mohd. Syazwan Zainon, Baddrol Bakhtiar, Shahrul Saad and Fakri Saarani.
Recognizing the fragile defense became the biggest issue that needs to be addressed, especially after allowing the goal they conceded twice to beat Cambodia 3-2 in their opening game on Sunday, Kim Swee declined too eager to attack, but wanted to lose the most balanced lineup.
Kim Swee also confirmed, after a suspenseful seconds against Cambodia when behind twice before winning, his players can not repeat the mistakes of Vietnam will meet as opponents this time it is not possible to open a lot of space to rise.
Vietnam started in 2016 AFF Cup campaign by beating Myanmar 2-1.