Like it or not, the foreign players tend to be more crucial in midfield for Malaysia Super League (MSL) teams, but these Malaysian midfielders got Vijhay Vick’s vote for the December 23 Malaysia Football Awards.
Having been in the same situation at the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, Malaysia vice-captain Baddrol Bakhtiar believes the Tigers are fired up to once again qualify for the last four in the final Group B match against co-hosts Myanmar.
Struck by injuries, retirement and unexplained omissions, Malaysia take a presumably weaker squad to the AFF Suzuki Cup. Yet expectations are high and these five players need to turn up at the regional tournament if the Tigers are to stand a chance.
Following the premature international retirement of Malaysian skipper Safiq Rahim and co-captain Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak, Ong Kim Swee needs to pick a new general on the pitch. Vijhay Vick lists five suitable candidates for the armband.