'We created history, and I created history' - Khairul Amri

After scoring in three successive AFF Suzuki Cup finals, the forward has arguably become Singapore's talisman, as Goal.com Singapore talks to him about his incredible feat.
By Kenneth Ho & Teng Kiat

Khairul Amri became a record-maker along with Singapore after scoring in his third AFF Suzuki Cup final to help Singapore to a record fourth ASEAN crown.

Amri’s selection in the national squad had initially raised eyebrows, as he had suffered yet another injury-ravaged season and did not feature much for the LionsXII in the 2012 Malaysia Super League campaign.

However, the flamboyant attacker has vindicated his selection with his recent goal-scoring exploits in the 2012 Suzuki Cup.

At the post-match celebrations in Jalan Besar Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Amri chose to downplay his magnificent achievements, despite achieving talismanic status after he arguably propelled Singapore to a fourth title with his goal in the 3-1 first-leg victory against Thailand.

“We [the team] created history, and I created history. I think I was just the lucky one,” the forward told Goal.com Singapore.

“I feel good and confident, and I feel proud to be part of this [winning the Suzuki Cup].”

With the regional tournament over, the 27-year-old is now looking ahead to the upcoming S-League, where he will don the colors of the defending champions.

“I’m looking forward to it, maybe to Tampines [Rovers] retaining the title," Amri said.