National Juniors Coach's reasons for Malaysia's poor performance at Hyderabad are:
* Lack of fitness of players,
* Interference in the team by others,
* Not much time to work with the team, as he only took over a few months ago,
* Lack of good forwards, and,
* The squad consists of the best players available.
The only recommendation I can give the Junior Coach and MHF is to look for "androids" i.e human robots created in a factory. What sort of excuses ! A good joke !
If these reasons were all there when he took over as a coach, why then did he continue? He should have sounded the warning bells early and if nobody was listening , he should have got out. It is probably not his style to do that. Fair, then he has to face the consequences.
The excuses given clearly show that MHF is "directionless". All the excuses given sound very perennial. The same problem at all levels i.e Seniors, Juniors and Under-16. It principally displays that nothing concrete materialises at MHF and their various Committees. It would seem that Malaysian hockey is in a "death row" waiting for its day to come. That's the feeling I have and many others seem to share this morbidness.
To date the hierarchy in MHF is silent. Only the Coach and the Chairman of the Coaching Committee have spoken. Mind you they too are clueless. As for the President or Deputy President, I think they prefer the maxim "silence is golden". This may be right for themselves but their leadership has pained many people's hearts. These are people who are shocked at the state of hockey today.
If the Juniors are the future of hockey then the MHF leadership have absolutely failed in their duties. They should know what is the right thing to do.