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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
teng.kiat@goal.com
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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.

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