From Selangor, Malaysia
By Khalis Rifhan
Singapore captain Shahril Ishak has come a long way since making his international debut against Maldives in 2003, at the tender age of 19.
Shahril will be making his 100th appearances for Singapore in their final AFF Suzuki Cup group match against Laos on Saturday, and he is looking forward to it.
Speaking exclusively to Goal.com Singapore, Shahril mentioned that he was proud to join the elite group of centurions who have represented Singapore.
“Firstly, I feel proud as this is a huge honour for me because not many players are able to achieve this," he said.
"It’s every footballer's dream to represent their country.
“It is a great feeling to join big names like Malek Awab, Fandi Ahmad, Aide Iskandar, Nazri Nasir and many more who have hit 100 caps for Singapore."
The flamboyant attacker admitted that there were some matches which were more special to him, and reiterated his intention to perform well for the coach and to qualify for the semi-finals.
“Of course there are plenty of glory and good moments when I have worn the national team jersey and it is special for me and I am doing it for coach Raddy," said the 28-year-old.
“We will do our best and try to win against Laos and go to the semi-final.”