Kelantan's playmaker Norfarhan Mohammad has promised to do his best and perform in Malaysia's friendly match against Iraq as well as their Asian Cup qualifiers against Qatar in the following days. The 28 year-old midfielder has been in impressive form throughout this season and was given a call-up by Datuk K. Rajagopal right after he netted a scorching strike against Johor in the Super League.
Now, Norfahan is keen to repay the faith shown in him by King Raja by doing his best to perform well against Iraq and then Qatar a few days later.
"I'm really looking forward to play and will give 100% if I'm given the chance to do so," he told Goal.com Malaysia in an exclusive interview.
"However, it will not be easy to make the team. Azamuddin has been in great form as well and it's hard to compete against him for a place because he is good.
The dynamic midfielder last featured for the national team in the 2007 Asian Cup, but he believes that Malaysian football has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years. He know believes that the Malayan Tigers are stronger than they ever used to be, and that they stand a high chance of making an impact if everyone performs.
"We [Malaysian football] are on the right path in terms of development. We have grown a lot in the last few years and I'm very happy to see that.
"This makes us strong and we can certainly make an impact in our next two games. If I'm given an opportunity to play by the coach, I will definitely do my best to fight for a favourable result over here in the Middle East."
Malaysia are scheduled to take on Iraq on Friday before travelling to face Qatar next Wednesday.