We were late for the match. But we somehow hoped that the Koreans understand the Malaysian culture of being late.
We thought that the Koreans, just like Japanese, would turn up wayyyy earlier. But it seems that the Koreans were nothing like Japanese. The Koreans didn’t turn up for the match at all!!!
Not as impressive as we thought…
Instead, we were assigned to play with another team by the referees. As soon as we heard that the Koreans were not playing, our morale dipped from 102/100 to 50/100. GAAHhh
The other side, dressed in bright orange jerseys, were a bunch of young Chinese players. Since we were late, we had no time to warm up. The referee blew the starting whistle even though some of us were still trying to wear our shoes.
We started off great. Ping scored the first goal within few minutes. As the ball hits the net, we cheered loudly. However, Yming insisted that we keep our celebration low key.
Ping’s well worth effort resulted in this..
Unfortunately, few minutes later, the opponent scored an equalizer through a header from a corner kick. Our morale dropped from there again. Then things got worst, every thing was in disarray. The opponents shot in another 3 goals by exploiting our weak defence.
The 1st quarter (we opted for a 3 quarter match, 30 minutes per quarter) ended with 4 – 1. Someone shouted…
“Tiu… Liverpool could catch up from 3 – 0 in the AC Milan game, we shall do that as well”.
As soon as the 2nd quarter starts, we scored a goal. It became 4 – 2. Morale +20 points.
However, everything crumbled after that. One of our team mates scored an OWN GOAL. From there, the opponents thrashed us.
En Peng giving out instructions.
The final result was no doubt too embarrassing to be announced here. After months of indoor futsal games, we were totally unprepared for the big field.
En Peng – Dejected..
However, that game didn’t damped our spirits. It has fuelled our long gone found passion for outdoor football. Jinhan Footie Blog team boleh!!
Pictures courtesy of Ping