xclusive: "Go support our national team," - Amirizwan Taj rallies the fans ahead of cruncher against Indonesia

The ATM defender also believes that victory against Indonesia is within sight, as long as our Malayan Tigers play as one unit

Amirizwan Taj has urged the fans to flock to the Bukit Jalil Stadium in numbers when Malaysia take on Indonesia in a do or die clash on Saturday. The rivalry between both nations is certainly unquestionable and the versatile defender believes that massive support from the fans could spur the Malayan Tigers towards a famous victory.

"I would like to encourage all the fans to continue supporting our national team when they take on Indonesia," he said in an exclusive interview with Goal.com Malaysia.

"If you want to criticize the team, do it in a constructive manner. But please continue supporting the team, no matter what."

The ATM man was included in the initial 28-man squad but failed to impress Datuk K. Rajagopal as he was exempted from the final 22-man squad that was registered for the Suzuki Cup. Nonetheless, Amirizwan Taj believes that his fellow comrades have more than enough in them to seize victory against their traditional rivals on Saturday.

"For me, Malaysia just needs to play as a team. Don't play as individuals and reduce the errors. Just stick together, play as a team and we will definitely beat them."

Amirizwan Taj also went on to state that Safee Sali and Norshahrul Idlan Talaha will once again be the deciding factor against the Garudas, just like they were two years ago.

"Safee Sali and Mat Yo will once again be our key men and Indonesia will be keeping a close eye on them. They will certainly be the deciding factor on Saturday."

Despite their comprehensive victory over Laos in midweek, many are still pondering on the quality present in Malaysia's midfield, which was torn apart by Singapore last Sunday. Questions regarding the absence of Kelantan midfield maestro Piya were raised again in the aftermath of that defeat to Singapore and Amirizwan Taj also echoed similar sentiments.

"Piya is one the best midfielders in Malaysia and I believe that he absolutely deserves a chance or call-up to the national team. But even I don't have any idea as to why he is being shunned."