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.