Having endured a 10 hour trip from Myanmar to Cambodia, national coach Dato Ong Kim Swee sounded more positive.
Kim Swee travelled toCambodia to have a first hand look at the Timor Leste team who lost 2-0 to the hosts in a friendly.
Malaysia will take on Tomor Leste in a two leg play off for the Asia Cup on June 2 and 6 at Larkin.
"The Timor Leste team played all their naturalised Brazilian players and were impressive," said Kim Swee.
" It will be tough against them but not impossible to beat them.
" They have a good midfield and strike force that combines well and we must plan to disrupt this.
" But as in our case they lack cohesiveness due to their limited time together.
Kim Swee said that Malaysia had an issue with goal scoring and to beat Timor Leste this has to be rectified.
" To win matches we need to score and rest assured I intend to rectify this weakness over the next few days of training," said Kim Swee before leaving Cambodia for KLIA before going straight to Johor Baru today.
" I believe we have the players and capability of getting a positive result against Timor Leste.
" Watching them in action has given me several ideas on how to overcome them.
"But the bottom line is we need to raise out game then hoe we played against Myanmar.
"There are no two ways about it and I have complete faith in my team to overcome the odds."