Centre-back Mohd Fadhli Shas has a personal reason for wanting Malaysia to produce a positive result in Wednesday's first leg final against Thailand at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium.
Talking to The Star, the 23-year-old Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) defender explained that in addition to setting up this weekend's home leg in Kuala Lumpur he wants to enjoy a "payback" moment against the Thais.
Malaysia are capable overturning a two-goal deficit to win their second AFF Suzuki Cup title, according to head coach Dollah Salleh.
The 2010 champions host Thailand at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, having lost 2-0 in Wednesday's away leg in Bangkok.
"We still have 90 minutes to go. It's not easy to play in the second leg after losing 0-2, but, in football, anything can happen and I'm confident we can do better at the (National Stadium) in Bukit Jalil," Dollah told www.affsuzukicup.com.
Dollah Salleh has a chance to earn Southeast Asian football immortality when he leads Malaysia out against Thailand in front of 90,000 spectators at Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Jalil Stadium on Saturday. As his predecessor as national coach will tell you, lifting the AFF Suzuki Cup can change your life.
In 2010, Dato K. Rajagobal defied the odds to win the two-legged final against tournament co-hosts, Indonesia. His side were thrashed 5-1 in the group stages at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and yet...