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Malaysia is mentally prepared but feared to not be physically prepared just yet

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With the ISTAF SuperSeries 2016 Bangkok looming close, Malaysia’s head coach, Ahmad Abdul Talib feels that the physical facet of the players is a vital component within securing first blood in the initial leg, which will be played on 03 2-5.

The 45-year old said, “If we look into the up and coming nations such team Korea, Myanmar or the Philippines, on average their own players have the ideal strengths plus physicality. Our players are quite little in stature so we will be banking on our tactical advantage and individual skills. ”

That physical factor is something Abdul Talib is looking to improve on as it transforms them into a force to become reckoned with.

“But the mental aspect is equally as important as well. It plays a significant function, just that right now one of our weaknesses is our players’ physicality, ” said Abdul Talib.

Malaysia finished the ISTAF SuperSeries 2014/2015 campaign in second location as they succumbed to Thailand 2-0 (22-20, 21-14) in the final last Oct. Before that, the national team suffered a shocking loss in order to Korea in the semi-finals of the ISTAF SuperSeries 2015 Korea held in April.

Asked whether Malaysia would be able to perform better these times, Abdul Talib insists his primary focus at the moment is preparing the particular strongest team to take on the challenge plus hopes that his players obtain adequate exposure.

He or she previously said that the main agenda would be to form a strong squad to win the gold medal at the SEA Games in 2017 and plans to make ISTAF SuperSeries a system to find the best mix for the national group.

“However, for now we have been focusing on find the right balance within the team. I have a lot of things to consider such as the determination of the players, understanding and tranquility between them, ” he said.

Abdul Talib, who required charge of the national team in January last year replacing Hassan Jamaludin, has called up several new faces for training with the existing national players and he now includes a wider pool of players to choose from for the first major Sepak Takraw event of 2016.

In addition to the mainstays of the national group like Farhan Adam, Syahir Rosdi, Shahidan Ali, Khairol Zaman Hamir Akhbar, Hanafiah Dollah dan Aizat Nor Azmi, Abdul Talib offers recalled some former national gamers and players who shone on the SepakTakraw League, which ended last December to join the national group training in Bukit Jalil.

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With the ISTAF SuperSeries 2016 Bangkok looming close, Malaysia’s head coach, Ahmad Abdul Talib feels that the physical aspect of the players is a vital component in securing 1st blood in the first leg, which is played on March 2-5.

The 45-year old stated, “If we look at the up and coming countries such team Korea, Myanmar or the Philippines, on average their players possess the ideal strengths and physicality. Our players are quite small in stature so we will be banking on our tactical advantage and individual skills. ”

That physical factor is something Abdul Talib is usually looking to improve on as it transforms them into a force to be reckoned along with.

“But the psychological aspect is equally as important as well. It plays a significant role, just that today one of our weaknesses is our own players’ physicality, ” said Abdul Talib.

Malaysia completed the ISTAF SuperSeries 2014/2015 marketing campaign in second place as they succumbed to Thailand 2-0 (22-20, 21-14) within the final last October. Before that will, the national squad suffered a shocking loss to Korea within the semi-finals of the ISTAF SuperSeries 2015 Korea held in April.

Asked whether Malaysia could perform better this time around, Abdul Talib insists his main focus at the moment is preparing the strongest team to take on the challenge and hopes that will his players get adequate direct exposure.

He previously stated that the main agenda is to form a solid squad to win the gold medal at the SEA Games in 2017 and plans to make ISTAF SuperSeries a platform to find the best mix for the national team.

“However, for now we are focusing on find the right balance within the team. I have a wide range of things to consider such as the willingness of the gamers, understanding and harmony between them, ” he said.

Abdul Talib, who took charge from the national team in January last year replacing Hassan Jamaludin, has called up several new faces meant for training with the existing national gamers and he now has a wider swimming pool of players to choose from for the 1st major Sepak Takraw event of 2016.

In addition to the mainstays of the national team like Farhan Adam, Syahir Rosdi, Shahidan Ali, Khairol Zaman Hamir Akhbar, Hanafiah Dollah dan Aizat Nor Azmi, Abdul Talib has recalled a few former national players and gamers who shone at the SepakTakraw Little league, which ended last December to participate the national team training in Bukit Jalil.

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