It was a night to remember for the Malaysian Young Tigerz, and they did it at the Gelora Bung Karno in front of a full 100,000 capacity Indonesian spectators. We won 4-2 on aggregate although we lost 2-1 in that 2nd leg.
Whatever it was, we have for the 1st time since the last 14 years, lifted the South East Asia cup of glory….and poor Indonesia, they were again for the fourth time only as good as a bridegroom.
The game might have gone the wrong way if Firman Utina were able to convert the penalty earlier in the first half. But Khairul and the backliner kept their cool throughout the match. In my opinion our national keeper deserved the MVP award. Safee Sali was just superb. His fifth goals in the tournament really turned down the attacking tempo of the ‘Gonzo’ and the rest of Timnas.
Jupe on the other hand was not on sight (maybe had some problem with her laser beam?). The rest of her ‘Ultraman’ did not do work well too.
Hail King Gobal! You’ve led us to SEA Games gold, 2nd stage of Asian Games and now Suzuki Cup victory.
It’s really a good present for Malaysian in closing down the curtain of 2011.