KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coach Kwan Yoke Meng wants his trainees to be in their best condition when Malaysia face India in the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Malaysia emerged Group C winners after trouncing minnows Armenia and New Zealand 5-0 respectively before seeing off Poland 3-0.
Yoke Meng, however, acknowledged the fact that India would be a much tougher opponent.
"I am happy that we scored easy wins in the group stage, but we cannot face India expecting the same treatment," said Yoke Meng when contacted in Yogyakarta.
"We will field our strongest players because we only want to win."
A win in the last eight stage, would pit Malaysia against the winner of the match between top seeds South Korea and France, in the semi-finals on Friday.
"To beat India, we must to play to our level. It would have been ideal for us to have met stronger teams in the earlier rounds but that was not the case.
"Nevertheless, I am still happy with the performance of the squad. We just need to focus on racing to the first three points to win a tie," added Yoke Meng who guided the squad to the final in Bilbao, Spain last year.
The last time Malaysia won the mixed team event at the World Junior Championships was back in 2011 in Taiwan.