Our game against Vietnam wasn't the same heartbreak as we had against Myanmar. Though we weren't able to achieve a win, or even a draw, we competed this time and we left it all on the field. There is still a long way to go, but we have made a lot of improvement.
People don't realize that we used to be in Singapore's position getting beat by teams 10-0 and 11-0. Now, we are getting beat 3-0 and 4-2. A lot of the goals scored on us were mental errors when we checked out of the game. We definitely need to be more fit if we want to compete against the top teams in the AFF. We cannot allow such easy goals and when we aren't where we need to be fitness wise, we make mistakes. Our team has much to learn and improve on, however, one shall note that we ARE improving and we ARE learning. We are certainly moving forward and I don't think we have as big of a gap as the AFF might think. We will not give up and we will continue to progress. It might take a few years, but we will win the AFF.
Now, we have one more game left and that is against Singapore. Tonight we need to prove that we are on our way to the top. Winning is the only option today and I hope that our team can put a lot of goals up on the board. At the same time we cannot take Singapore lightly and are defense must be confident, strong, and smart. Our offense need to be hungry and on a top of it. As always, we must play as a team! I'm very excited and I hope for a good result!