After the emphatic 3-0 win over Sarawak over a cloud of controversy, Sundram was still hopeful of his team's chancesAn early goal from Safuwan Baharudin and a double from Agu Casmir sealed a much-needed win for LionsXII in the Malaysian Super League on Tuesday night.
The win kept the Singapore side at the top of the table by seven points though they have played six games more than second-placed Kelantan.
When asked of his sides chances of the title following the 3-0 victory over Sarawak, with a wry smile LionsXII coach V.Sundramoorthy said: "Anything can happen."
"We will try to win our remaining four matches. With a bit of luck, and if Kelantan mess up on the way, we might catch them.”
His opposite number on Tuesday night, was magnanimous in defeat saying: “It is not the field, not the ball and not the referee. Singapore [Lions XII] was just better today.”
The Sarawak head coach displayed no signs of ill-feelings and negative emotions.
Rather, the former Kedah coach who has been said to be in the running for the possibly vacant Singapore national team coach position at the end of the year, whole-heartedly extolled his opponents and believed that the match served as a “lesson” for his team.
“It was a good atmosphere," said Roberts.
"Overall Singapore played good football and we have to learn from them. We have to learn on the individual basis on how it was done. They won every duel and were strong in one versus one situations.
“When they played the ball up, they could control the ball and our defence had no strength in the one versus one situations.They were just too strong today.
“What I like about Singapore is that they have a good spirit within the team. They are fighting for each other and working with each other. They have a good attitude on and off the ball.
“It is a good lesson for a team like Sarawak to play against an almost full national team of Singapore. They must learn how to play against a team that plays good football.”