Head coach of the Malaysian junior hockey squad, Arul Selvaraj remains defiant of his side’s bright future, despite their recent shortcomings at the Junior Asia Cup.
The Malaysian juniors finished fifth in the tournament, after getting knocked out in the quarter-finals, meaning that they were unable to qualify for the Junior World Cup.
Arul though, hopes to see the current squad being continuously showered with support, claiming that there’s plenty of potential for these junior players to develop into world beaters in future.
“I know we failed, but I hope the team is retained. The players deserve to have a bigger chance at enhancing their abilities,” he told Harian Metro.
Meanwhile, team manager Mirnawan Nawawi officially tendered his resignation, right after their 8-0 win over Bangladesh in the 5th-6th Place classification match yesterday.