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Wan Zack wants to score more goals for Malaysia.

Merdeka triumph will be a gift for Malaysia, says Wan Zack

Wan Zack wants to score more goals for Malaysia.

Muhammad Izzat Akmal

FC Ryukyu wigner, Wan Zack Haikal, has given his word that he will give his best for the Merdeka Tournament final against Myanmar to gift his country the trophy

Wan Zack Haikal might be left out for the 2013 Merdeka Tournament final against Myammar due to his ankle injury but according to head coach, Ong Kim Swee, the Pahang-born player has recovered in time.

During an exclusive interview with Goal Malaysia, the FC Ryukyu winger seemed very eager to be in the starting line-up despite Ong's worry that he won't make it into the first XI.

Wan Zack said: "No matter who’s going to play, I’m sure they’ll play well to rise up for Malaysia."

Despite having doubts about starting in the final on Saturday night, the 22-year-old still wants to score for the Young Tigers after only netting once so far in the tournament.

"If the coach decides I should play, it is a good thing and I won’t hesitate to contribute more towards the team," Wan Zack enthused.

"I’ve got my own target to score a lot of goals in this tournament and I’ll do it [on Saturday].

"I don’t mind if the coach partners me with either Thamil [Arasau] or Rozaimi [Rahman] upfront, I’ll try to cope with them."

When asked what this victory will mean to the squad, Wan Zack simply said that this will be a wonderful gift for Malaysians as it is a celebration of the nation's independence day.

"Our celebration will be much more interesting if we win this cup.

"I’ll give my best to make it happen," he concluded.

Malaysia has won the Merdeka trophy nine times before and the Under-23 side look set to make it a perfect 10 with a win against Myanmar Under-23.

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