Football is definitely a sport that many like to watch and recently, our national team, the Harimau Malaya lost to Bahrain with a score of 2-1 during a qualifying match for the 2023 Asia cup much to the disappointment of fans all over the country.
Although the reasons for the loss could be attributed to many different factors, the Minister of Sports and Youth Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu believes that external factors affected the performance of the players such as the cheering of more than 63,000 people in the crowd.
“If I remember correctly, as soon as the first goal, there were some bench players who were seen warming up by the field (one of them is Guilherme De Paula) and the whole stadium cheered,” he said.
“This kind of cheering will cause the players to lose focus and our squad missed the goals because of that.”
He added that the loss is not 100% the players’ fault as the audience contributes to it as well….