Malaysia will give their best no matter the approach – Aidil
The pitch condition at Prince Charles Park Stadium in Fiji is not favourable to Malaysia but captain Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak feels the Tigers are ready to come back with their second win in the Oceania Tour.
Ong Kim Swee's men fell 2-0 to Papua New Guinea last week, sparking some rage back home, before escaping a potential banana skin after coming from a goal down to defeat New Caledonia 2-1 on Wednesday.
And Aidil, who is standing in as skipper for club-mate Safiq Rahim, expects the Fijians – some of whom are Olympic-bound – to pose several problems.
"The field, having trained there, is not so good but we have changed our game a bit to counter that," said Aidil.
"We were working on some tactical stuff over the last two days and it's been good. They (Fiji) have some under-23 players and it's tough playing youngsters because of their energetic approach, but we have what we need.
"It's a matter of who plays tomorrow, we have to give everything we got to the team."
The Tigers are expected to field speedsters Christie Jayaseelan and S. Chanturu on the flanks in the absence of suspended Azrif Nasrulhaq on the right and Ong's continued tinkering on the left-wing.
With the match taking place at 2pm Fiji time (10am Malaysia), most of the Malaysian squad will be fasting for Ramadhan but Ong told ssdhaliwal.blogspot.com: "We have to put aside issues like the kick off time, weather and pitch conditions and just concentrate on getting a good result and putting up a decent performance.
"It is not going to be a walk in the park just because they are ranked lower than us.
"From what I have observed they are a very fast side that rely on speed and quick breaks to trouble the opponents," said Ong.
"While we want to win, it will be a game of caution in the first quarter of the match as we try to adapt to the conditions and pace the game accordingly."