IPOH, March 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia are not underestimating 25th ranked China, whom they are be pitted against in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament here tomorrow, said head coach Muhammad Dhaarma Raj Abdullah.
"We cannot take them for granted as they are playing well although Malaysia are ranked 13th," he told Bernama.
Despite losing to Australia and South Korea, China created an upset by beating The Hague World Cup Hockey qualifiers South Africa 5-0.
On the other hand, Malaysia beat South Africa 3-2 and Canada 3-1 and drew 2-2 with South Korea.
"We had seen their defensive resilience against South Korea which they lost narrowly and given South Africa a drubbing. I'm confident that tomorrow's game against China will be a tough one," said Muhammad Dhaarma Raj.....