We lost to ourselves. Too complacent. So hasty.
After Singapore game, everyone celebrated as if Vietnam had already won SEA Games. I don't understand why people underestimated Malaysia that much before the final especially when they were very hungry for a revenge. This attitude plus the pressure of the final affected all Vietnamese players and they could not show their best.
Vietnam had beaten Malaysia in the group stage but it all happened in the past. Obviously Malaysia came into the final, knowing how Vietnam would play, how Vietnam would pass and move. Vietnam could not break their defense while their attackers seemed very dangerous. They exploited all the space we left behind when we pushed up. Yet we kept pushing up to attack and kept losing the ball. It was a big big mistake and we finally had to pay. Malaysia had a successful game and was well-deserved with the victory.