L-R: Singapore head coach V. Sundramoorthy, captain Hariss Harun, Malaysia captain Amri Yahyah and head coach Ong Kim Swee. (Photo: Teng Kiat)
The last time Singapore played Malaysia in 2014, the home fans at the National Stadium did not leave with happy memories.
The Lions were poised to qualify for the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup when Khairul Amri scored an 83rd-minute equaliser, only for the visitors to snatch a 3-1 win with two late goals.
A draw would have been enough for Singapore and captain Hariss Harun admitted the result was “disappointing”, but insisted it would not be about revenge when both teams face off in a rematch on Friday night.
“It’s more of a rivalry, not revenge,” he told a press conference ahead of the Causeway Challenge, which will be the first meeting between both teams since that loss.
“I think [that] last game was a learning experience for us – we had control at 1-1 and were going to quality with 10 minutes to go, then we just collapsed.
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