De Roo backs 4-3-3 formation
Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) technical director Peter de Roo believes that the 4-3-3 formation will allow the national team to perform to its fullest extent.
Speaking during the launch of the Malaysian Football DNA programme, De Roo said the formation, which focuses on playing proactive possession football with players learning to make independent decisions at all times, is a perfect fit for the Harimau Malaya squad.
“As the governing body and part of the technical department, we always have to anticipate for the future. In football, we cannot wait for things to happen, we always have to think ahead. That’s in the methodology, the playing style, how we talk to young kids and how they learn.
“So with the support of all the stakeholders like the management, state FAs, coaches and even media; I’m sure we will be successful,” he said.
The programme, titled “Malaysian Way”, is in line with FAM’s ambitious F:30 roadmap of making Malaysia an Asian powerhouse by the year 2030.