Other teams stronger, says Cambodia Coach

Other teams stronger, says Cambodia Coach
Singapore Under-23 (Young Lions) striker Shahfiq Ghani (N0. 26) celebrating with teammates after scoring a goal against Cambodia Under-23 during a friendly match held at Hougang Stadium.

SINGAPORE 1 (Shahfiq Ghani 76)

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Not as fit, not as physical, and not as sharp.

While Cambodia coach Lee Tae Hoon praised Singapore as a "balanced team", the Korean didn't mince his words as he listed Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar as teams that are ahead of the Young Lions in the aforementioned aspects.

And, indeed, ahead in their prospects of making it to the SEA Games final.

Despite seeing his side lose 1-0 to Singapore at Hougang Stadium last night, Lee said: "Singapore showed good control to pass and move.

"But, in the second half, their physical levels went down.

"Teams like Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar are strong in these areas."

Lee would be in a good position to make a comparison after seeing Under-23 teams from Malaysia and Myanmar play in the recent BIDC Cup which Thailand won earlier this month in Phnom Penh.

U-23 PLAYERS

While last night's match was an A international, both teams opted to deploy under-23 players to prepare for next month's SEA Games.

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