The Malayan Tigers take on the Spanish giants in a friendly match this weekend.
Malaysia national team coach Datuk K. Rajagopal has told his side not to let fear creep in when they take on Barcelona on Saturday, Goal.com report.
The Malayan Tigers are currently preparing for the Asian Cup qualifying clash with Bahrain in October and will take on the La Liga giants at the Bukit Jalil national stadium in Kuala Lumpar as part of their summer tour of Asia.
Barca manager Gerardo Martino has named a full strength squad for the trip and is expected to play a strong team including Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and new signing Neymar.
Having presided over four consecutive defeats at the hands of Premier League side Chelsea and the three Japanese clubs, Rajagopal is demanding improvement from his players and has urged them not to be phased by their world class opposition.
“We will improve our performance,” he said.
“Nobody wants a bad result and I told my players not to be afraid when they step on the field on Saturday.”
Rajagopal has come under fire in recent months due to the national team’s poor form with the 57-year-old advised to quit his post before the Football Association of Malaysia wield the axe.