Harimau Malaya really feels a little fiercer now after the 2-0 win over Nepal in a worldwide friendly at Bukit Jalil on Sunday.
And national coach Tan Cheng Hoe expects the roar will continue as they get ready the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualifiers on June 7 and 11 against Timor Leste.
Malaysia, placed World No 168, defeated World No 161 Nepal 2-0 via a penalty goal by Safawi Rashid in the 51st minute and a header by helper captain Shahrul Saad eight minutes from time.
Nepal has never ever beaten Malaysia, with their perfect result, being a draw against Harimau Malaya n 1985.
Cheng Hoe has informed his players not to to be diverted by Hari Raya events.
He expectations the Harimau Malaya can keep their successful momentum.
“I want the gamers to really focus on the matches ahead although they will be celebrating Hari Raya
“There are surely areas we need to develop. Our finishing is not sharp enough.
“We are still looking to find the best combinations among the players. The good thing is we can create chances.”