The Indonesian national football team was beaten 0-3 by the Malaysian team during the first leg of the Final Round of the AFF-Suzuki Cup in Kuala Lumpur last night.
During the first 45 minutes of the match, both teams have been playing quite balanced, therefore no goal was made.
In the next 45 minutes, the matched was stopped for awhile after our team's goal keeper Markus Horison protested against the frequent use of laser beams that struck his eyes thus obstructed his sightings. But after five minutes the match was resumed.
Our national players became discouraged and unfocused after the Malaysian players made their first goal, followed by second and third goals.
In my opinion, our team lose the match because the players do not play as good as they used to be, and the Malaysian team has played very well.
In spite of the above, I believe that our team still has a chance to become champion if it can get more than three goals in the second leg of the Final Round which will be held in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Why ? Because the players will be playing in front of more than 80,000 supporters and on the same old ground where they have beaten the same Malaysian team 5 - 1 few weeks ago.
Let us hope that our team will learn from their mistakes and do a lot much better this time.