Regional sides have shown it is possible for Singapore to get a result against South Korea: Safuwan

SINGAPORE: With the backing of a strong home crowd, it is possible for Singapore to get a result against heavyweights South Korea, said Lions midfielder Safuwan Baharudin on Wednesday (Jun 5).

“It’s possible to get something. Malaysia have done it, Thailand have done it. And it’s a good chance for us to do it with the home crowd backing us,” said Safuwan, who was speaking at a pre-match press conference a day before Singapore’s World Cup qualifier clash with South Korea.

Earlier this year, Malaysia drew the South Koreans 3-3 in an Asian Cup group stage clash. Thailand, who are in the same World Cup qualifying group as the Lions, also took points off the Asian heavyweights in a 1-1 draw in March.

“It’s motivation for me to do better every time when you see neighbour(ing) countries doing well,” said Safuwan, who plays in Malaysia with Selangor.

“It shows the level where they are and we know that we are not far away from them.”

The match on Thursday evening is expected to feature English Premier League stars Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan. South Korea are currently top of the group with 10 points, while the Lions are bottom with a solitary point.

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