LionsXII crash out of Malaysia Cup: What went wrong, Sundram?

LionsXII crash out of Malaysia Cup: What went wrong, Sundram?
Malaysia Super League match between ATM FA and LionsXII in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He didn't blame his players, even though the LionsXII had just conceded four goals in a game, the most in the short history of the team.

He didn't point the finger at the referee or his assistants, despite some controversial calls by the match officials.

LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy knew exactly why his side were knocked out of the Malaysia Cup after a 4-1 dismantling in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Stadium Selayang on Friday night.

It was ATM FA's gladiator, Marlon James.

"That's why they pay him so much," Sundram said, of ATM's hat-trick hero.

"Conceding four goals is very unlike the LionsXII… But you give Marlon half a chance and he kills you."

Sundram must be sick of the sight of James and ATM, after they also ended the LionsXII's bid for a place in the Malaysia Cup final last year when they won on penalties in a pulsating last-four encounter.

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