COPENHAGEN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged the national football squad to use their success in the SEA Games as a “stepping stone” towards greater heights in future.
He said that he was very proud of their achievement and extended his congratulations to them for having won the gold medal in the final.
He, however, hoped the victory was not just a seasonal success or for a short-term only but represented a continuous path towards bigger achievements.
“I want to see improvements in the team in the context of our position compared with those of other countries,” he said.
Najib, who is here to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, was also happy with the contingent’s overall achievement in breaking their 35-medal target with 40 so far.
“We hope their success so far will further motivate the team to do even better in future,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also congratulated the Malaysian football team.
“I hope by winning the game, it will motivate our players to be consistent and excellent in the future,” he said.