Malaysia head coach Tan Cheng Hoe believes his team can overcome the disappointing 2-2 draw at home in Saturday's second leg of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup final in Hanoi.

Tan admitted that his side started well before losing concentration which allowed Vietnam to score two goals after 25 minutes of play but was optimistic the team could get a positive result in the second leg.

"Overall we played well and of course we did concede two easy goals.

"We started well but then lost concentration but we still have 90 minutes to go and I’m positive and optimistic for the game in Hanoi," he said at a post-match press conference.

The national side fought hard for the draw after being 2-0 down.

Shahrul Saad headed in the country’s first goal followed by a superb free-kick from Safawi Rasid, who said it was the most intense match the Harimau Malaya had played in the tournament so far.

"It was a close match and the two goals we gave away put added pressure on us.

"But we fought back and now have 90 more minutes to do our best and bring the Cup home," he said.