MANILA – The Singapore Lions want revenge against the vastly improved Philippine Azkals when they meet again in a friendly game on November 15.
The Azkals shut out Singapore, 2-0, in their exhibition match at the latter’s Jurong West Stadium last September.
Just like the Azkals, the Singaporean Lions will also compete in the upcoming 2012 Suzuki Cup in November.
Lions coach Eugene Loo was quoted by Asean Football that the Singaporean players want to prove their worth against the Philippines.
Apart from their friendly game against the Azkals, the Lions will also play against Pakistan before the Cup begins on November 27.
Their final 22-man lineup will be based on the results of these two exhibition games.
“All players are enthusiastic to win their place in the team but they will have time to do so especially with the two matches that we have lined up,” said Loo.
The Lions are clustered with Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos in Group B.
The Azkals, on the other hand, will play against Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar in Group A.
The friendly match between the Azkals and the Lions will take place in Cebu City.