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'I think we can go somewhere with this team' - Singapore captain Baihakki Khaizan after his side's last-gasp 2-2 draw with Malaysia

'I think we can go somewhere with this team' - Singapore captain Baihakki Khaizan after his side's last-gasp 2-2 draw with Malaysia

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The draw was pretty much an emotional roller coaster. See the reactions form Singaporean players as they managed a comeback resulting in a draw.

There was a mixture of emotions felt by all watching the Singapore vs Malaysia match which ended 2-2 with the hosts clawing back a draw late in the game through Qiu Li and Shahdan Sulaiman.

Midfielder Hariss Harun stated : "We were a little lucky, we have to accept that. We conceded goals we shouldn't have and could have prevented."

"But then again, it is a team effort. And as a team, we are happy with the result."

Looking at the way the game turned out, many pointed to the squad choices made by Coach Radojko Avramovic heading towards the match as the key reason.

Baihakki Khaizan had called for the younger players of the team to rise to the occasion and give the visitors a good match.

The stand-in national skipper said: "I thought they did well today. We almost dominated the game during the first half."

"The keeper of course kept Malaysia in the game and we were unlucky to have conceded the goals. But we kept a cool head even after the second goal and believed we could come back."

The Skipper stood by his younger men stating that he can relate.

Recalling his very first call-up, he says that they can only learn through playing more games.

"I think we can go somewhere with this team," he added.

Goalscorer Qiu Li, did not seem to satisfied with his play, especially pointing out  the missed penalty.

He however believed that it was the pressure he placed upon himself that cause him to falter.

"It was my birthday two days ago and I really wanted to score a goal and present it to Singapore as a present," said the 30-year-old.

"I missed the first one, placing too much pressure on myself. I tried again and this time i scored."

Qiu Li clinched Singapore's second goal in the 93rd minute, bringing about the end of the game in a draw.

The pressure, however, is on, the focus has now been shifted to that of the upcoming match in Kuala Lumpur, on June 12.

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