From NURSYABIHA SUKRI
GLASGOW, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- National men's hockey coach Muhammad Dhaarma Raj Abdullah said he had identified the players who will spearhead the country's challenge at the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea next month.
Muhammad Dhaarma who has come under fire for the hockey team's inept performance in Glasgow, told reporters after watching his charges beat host nation Scotland 2-1 in the playoff for 7th-8th placing at National Hockey Stadium in Glasgow, Saturday.
He was also full of praise for his boys who put on a decent performance despite coming under heavy criticism after a series of loses in Group B, including the 2-4 embarrassing defeat to Trinidad and Tobago.
"I am happy with the performance of the boys in today's match against Scotland because playing against the host country was not an easy feat. The other factor is the tremendous mounting pressure after the 2-4 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago.
"The boys managed to keep their emotions under check and played a decent game. I have more or less identified the squad for the Asian Games," he told reporters, here today.....