Cheng Hoe hits back at Bakri Ibni
Malaysia national coach Tan Cheng Hoe has responded to Bakri Ibni’s criticism of his tactics following the 2-0 AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 defeat to Vietnam.
Former national player, Bakri, said he was “confused” by Cheng Hoe’s approach to the match and that Malaysia should have been more defensive instead.
In response to Bakri’s criticism, the Harimau Malaya coach said, “He (Bakri) can say whatever he wants. Every coach has their own style and I know what is best for my team.
“I feel like the players have adapted well to my philosophy and they were just unfortunate to be punished on the break due to a temporary loss of focus.”