The Philippine Azkals left for Singapore Thursday afternoon, where they will play a friendly game against the Singapore Lions on Friday.
The Azkals had one day of rest after their campaign in the Long Teng Cup, where they finished in second place.
“S’yempre pagod na kami,” striker Phil Younghusband said, adding that they played 3 games in the last 5 days. “Pero sana yung adrenaline sa Singapore will get us through.”
The Azkals said they were excited to play Singapore, having salvaged a draw against the Lions in their last game.
“Magaling sila, pero ‘yung last game namin against Singapore ay tie, 1-1. Pero mas malakas kami ngayon, sana manalo kami,” Younghusband said.
“Singapore is a 2-time champion sa Suzuki Cup, excited na kami na makalaban sila ulit. Sabi nga nila, nirerespeto nila ang Team Azkals ngayon,” said left winger Chieffy Caligdong.
The Azkals will welcome back Europe-based players including Neil Etheridge, Stephan Schrock, Paul Mulders, Jerry Lucena and Dennis Cagara just in time for the Singapore friendly.
The game will also help the Azkals prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.
“Good exposure eto para sa Team Azkals,” said Caligdong, who was awarded the “Golden Boot” during the Long Teng Cup after scoring 4 goals. Published in ABS-CBN News