Philippines U22 are confident of proving themselves against Malaysia U22, when they meet on Wednesday night in their friendly match.
If host Malaysia Under-22 were unwilling to guarantee a win, their opponents on Wednesday, Philippines Under-22 have expressed a lot more determination regarding the match.
Team captain Richard Talaroc told the media during the pre-match press conference in Seremban; "We are confident of defeating Malaysia. My teammates have given 100% focus on this match."
From the get-go, head coach Dan Padernal also expressed the same level of confidence in the press conference; "We are not here for a vacation..., we are always excited to face the biggest teams in South East Asia."
Although only two players from their 2014 SEA Games are in the squad for Wednesday's match, Padernal explained the reason for his confidence.
"Malaysia don't always play well, and the new head coach is German, and I have undergone German coaching courses myself.
"Malaysia will play an attacking game, but my boys will be expecting them, he explained.
When asked by Goal whether his team will be composed of players who are only part Filipino as the senior team, Padernal responded in the negative.
"The Philippine Football Federation has decided to go a different route for our developmental teams; the U16, U18, U19 and now the U22. They have opted to develop locally-based players, who are expected to deliver," he explained.