Sudirman Cup: Morten Frost calls for focus

The Malaysian squad is already through to the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup in Dongguan after a stunning 3-2 win over South Korea and India.

But despite the triumph, BAM technical director Morten Frost Hansen has urged the Malaysian players to remained focus and up their tempo as they would now be going up against stronger teams in the competition.

“We are very delighted over the fact that Malaysia has won all the matches in Group 1D even though we were drawn to a team with tough opponents. The competition after this will be tougher, therefore we need to try to do our best,” said Frost as quoted from Kosmo.

“We do not know who we will be facing in the quarter finals until the draw has been done. We will focus on our mission to stride to the semi finals,” he added.

The national squad has been consistent in their first two games, with the dominance of Goh V Shem and Tan Swee Kiong in the men’s double section, Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles section and mixed doubles duo Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.

However, women’s single representatives Lim Yin Fun and Tee Jing Yi and women’s doubles pair Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei have yet to score a point for the national team.

Even so, Frost credited the performance of these players: “We cannot hope for a miracle with the current line-up. I think the women’s doubles have put up a good game and Jing Yi had done well in her first match against Saina Nehwal of India.”

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