Speedy Tigers coach Arul unhappy despite big win

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men's hockey team thrashed Indonesia 9-2 to record their third Asian Games Group B win in a row on Thursday, but coach A. Arul Selvaraj was not happy.

The Speedy Tigers wasted 22 penalty corner attempts against the world No. 60 Indonesia.

"I am not satisfied," said Arul after the final whistle.

Malaysia, who hammered Thailand 9-0 and Oman 11-1 in earlier matches, will play South Korea on Sunday.

A win against the Koreans and China will see Malaysia top Group B and avoid India in the semi-finals.

Ashran Hamsani (fifth minute), Firhan Ashaari (17th), Najmi Farizal Jazlan (19th, 35th), Faizal Saari (33rd), Shello Silverius (38th), Azrai Aizad Kamal (42nd), Razie Rahim (43rd) and Aminuddin Zain (48th) scored for the Speedy Tigers.

Ahdan Asasi (15th) and Aulia Al Ardh (55th) replied for Indonesia.

"I'm not satisfied with the performance against Indonesia. I need to talk to the players and solve this problem.

"Our defenders let in two goals and we managed to score only three goals from 25 penalty corner attempts.

"I think some players did not make quick decisions. I must change my players' attitude before the match against South Korea," Arul added.

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