Malaysia skipper downplays chance

Ahead of their AFF Suzuki Cup final clash with Thailand, Malaysia skipper Shukor Adan has downplayed his side's chances of overturning their two goal handicap.

Thailand defeated the Harimau Malaya 2-0 in the first leg of the final in Bangkok and Adan is cautious about the hosts scoring the three necessary goals in Kuala Lumpur.

He said: "We, at the back, defended well but Thailand were sharp and they took advantage of our minor mistakes.

"Thailand were slightly better in midfield. They won because of Chanathip.

"I have to admit that it will be quite tough to overcome the two-goal deficit but we must try and do our best for a positive outcome."

Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh was a lot more upbeat; hoping the home ground advantage of playing at Bukit Jalil helps his side prevail.

Salleh said: "It's not easy to play against Thailand because they are fast and skilled. And stamina-wise, I think that they are much better than us.

"But this is our home ground and we must do something for our fans because we don't want something similar to what happened in the first leg against Vietnam (which Malaysia lost 2-1).

"We still have 90 minutes and we will give our very best."