There was regret in their voices. And they were disappointed with the failure to get Malaysia into the Olympics after the match against Ireland in Dublin yesterday.
Azlan Misron and Mohd Amin Rahim have been the mainstays of the national hockey team for more than a decade.
But they will never see action at the Olympics, a dream for every player.
As for Amin, it has been a third failure to make it to the Olympics. Today in Dublin he will play his final match donning national colours.