As a Malaysian who's a Manchester United fan, i was lucky enough to win a trip to go all the way to the Theatre of Dreams to watch the match where ManUtd face Liverpool early this year.
and just yesterday, i went to Bukit Jalil National Stadium to watch the match between Manchester United against Malaysia XI, a relatively young team where 90% of the soccer fans there in the stadium didn't put much hope in them football entertainment wise.
However, the Malaysian side put a good play and managed to get the respect of their own country people who're watching the match where everyone was actually expecting all the entertainment coming from the ManUtd players. But to see a performance that was that awesome coming from our own country players, It was ecstatic.
Anyways, the main point of this post is the level of support of the soccer fans. In England, the supporters would support their team even though they were relegated, the players made a serious mistake, own goals happen, they screwed up and whatsoever.
See the difference between Malaysian Soccer fans and English Soccer fans in the video that i've recorded below.
Notice the difference? The people in England went crazy and they were shouting at the top of their voice cheering and chanting when their team scored. Malaysian shouted YES, but you can see that its different. Very different.
Fellow Malaysians have something to learn in that where i can really see that this relatively young Malaysian side have what it takes to play and shine at International level, we need to support our own country's soccer scene.
Going all the way to the stadium to support our team when they are facing other countries in the international scene. Yes the players need to be hardworking and train hard and have the passion and determination, but we have to be there for them as well to support them, with that, they'll have higher morale where they can go even further.
If the players can maintain how they played like yesterday and us Malaysians could support them all the way, why am i not surprise that they can make it to World Cup next time?
We Asians are much more smaller in size and we are no match for those Europeans who are much bigger in size and so its impossible to get a place in the international scene. What?!
See what South Korea accomplished a few years ago beating teams like Spain and Italy in the World Cup competition and got 3rd place!!
What say you?