Kelantan midfielder Norfarhan Muhammad was not upset to start on the bench in Malaysia's 2015 Asia Cup Qualifier against Qatar.
In fact, he described his first call-up for the national team as a morale boost for him.
Speaking to Sinar Harian, Norfarhan said: "For me, every player wants to be in the first-11 of the national team. I was prepared to give my best."
Norfarhan only came on in the second half of the game in which Malaysia lost 2-0.