Hanoi: Group A leaders Malaysia have promised to put on an attacking display rather than simply wait for Vietnam to come at them when the two undefeated nations clash in Hanoi tomorrow.

With wins over Cambodia and Laos already in the bag, another positive result against the Group A favourites could all but secure Malaysia’s progression through to the semifinals and coach Tan Cheng Hoe has vowed not to let Vietnam dictate terms.

“Under my philosophy of playing definitely we are not sitting back and defending for 90 minutes, we have to attack and get a positive result

“We need to keep ball possession as Vietnam will look to do and my players love to do this and enjoy playing with ball possession so I think both teams will look to play with an attacking style and whoever is more clinical in front of goal will get the win.”

Having earlier termed this fixture a ‘final’ Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo also expects Malaysia to play positively and remains confident that his team can improve from a 3-0 win in Laos in their opening fixture.

“I’m sure Malaysia are not coming here just to take one point and if you look at the results between the two nations down the years it’s shows that we cannot simply turn up and expect to get a win.

“There were a couple of elements that I wasn’t happy with in Laos, particularly with defending and set-piece situations and we’ve worked hard to improve on those areas in training.”