Malaysia XI coach Dollah Salleh wants to give every player a chance to play against EPL club Tottenham Hotspur next week.
Malaysia’s head coach Dollah Salleh has assured his squad that he will give all players a chance to play in the friendly against English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur next week.
Dollah stated that he will give an equal chance for all the players to get the experience to play against such a big club from Europe.
According to Sinar Harian, Dollah said “We called the players to come and play, and almost half of the players can’t make it (JDT and Pahang players). But whatever it is, if possible, I want to give every player a chance to play.”
When asked about which import player he will play during the game against Spurs, the former PDRM coach revealed he has still has not decided on whom to play.
“They only reported to us two days ago and I am still evaluating and considering all angles. We all know that Paulo Rangel, Ali Ashfaq and De Paula are good strikers.
“I may play three of them at the same time, or I might play all five of them at at the same time. That’s not really the point. For me it is that they fully focus in the training, and practice what we have trained in the game later on,” added Dollah.
The Malaysia XI side consists of 19 local players and five import players that currently play in the M-League, and they will face Tottenham Hotspur at Shah Alam Stadium on the 27th of May.
Despite the game being protested by some fans, Malaysia XI will go on with the match, as Dollah sees this as an opportunity to test out players before facing big qualifying campaigns for tournament such as the World Cup and Asia Cup in the upcoming weeks.