FourFourTwo Player Ratings: Thailand 2 Singapore 0

Which players could hold their heads high after Singapore's 2-0 loss to Thailand? Gary Koh marks the scorecard for Bernd Stange's men...

Izwan Mahbud 6

The LionsXII goalkeeper did not have much to do in what was largely a pedestrian affair, but had to be alert to deny Adisak Kraison in the second half. While he was not at fault for the first goal conceded, he had to take some responsibility for poor decision-making in the lead-up to the second.

Shaiful Esah 6.5

Starting at left-back, the Tampines Rovers defender shifted to central defence following the early exit of Afiq Yunos and settled decently in a role he has rarely played in. He had a sound game defensively, but his delivery from set-plays was lacking the accuracy of old.

Afiq Yunos 6

The LionsXII centre-back was rarely threatened during the time he was on the pitch, but he saw his game come to a premature end after he twisted his right foot trying to cover the opposition striker inside his six-yard area.

Zulfahmi Arifin 6

While his conversion from centre midfield to centre-back had been relatively seamless in Malaysian club football, there was still some learning to do for the LionsXII player at international level as he got caught out on a few occasions. Less than perfect distribution from the back, so he is definitely still a work in progress.

Ismadi Mukhtar 5.5

Nervous defending from the Tampines Rovers full-back as the Thais made the most of his hesitancy on his flank. He was more assured as the game progressed but rarely ventured forward to support his teammates in attack.

Safuwan Baharudin 6.5

Not the best of days for the Melbourne City player as he had a quiet evening in midfield. He showed improved anticipation from his loan stint when he was the fastest to reach a Hariss Harun pass in the final third, running in from deep.

Hariss Harun 7

A dependable display from the acting skipper as he made several vital interceptions in defence and midfield to keep the Thais at bay. The Johor Darul Ta’zim midfielder was often sighted encouraging his struggling colleagues at various points during the game.

Faris Ramli 5.5

The LionsXII winger did not complete a single run as he was shackled by the Thai defenders. A quiet evening out on the left as he failed to make an impact in attack.

Gabriel Quak 5.5

The other LionsXII winger was unable to translate his club form onto the international stage this time as he failed to set things alight on the right. While he was not helped by a lack of support, the tight marking rendered him a passenger throughout the evening.

Sahil Suhaimi 6

Sahil squandered a couple of chances to put the visitors ahead against the run of play when he sent his efforts off target. Despite his good positions, he was otherwise unable to produce the usual nippy runs from deep to trouble the defence.

Khairul Amri 6.5

Although the service was sparse, Amri toiled to work on the scraps that were fed to him intermittently. Showing experience and intelligence to hold the ball, he was able to feed passes to Sahil twice in the first half.


Hafiz Sujad 6

The LionsXII defender had a quiet outing at left-back. While he was diligent in ensuring the Thais were kept at bay, he offered little else.

Al-Qaasimy Rahman 6

The Courts Young Lions player toiled at right-back but was relatively undisturbed during the 25 minutes he spent on the pitch.

Shahfiq Ghani 6

With too few balls coming his way following his introduction, the Courts Young Lions playmaker was unable to pull the strings between midfield and attack.

Shakir Hamzah 5.5

Shakir conceded a few fouls in dangerous positions and scrambled to make a couple of clearances to concede corners, one of which resulted in a goal for Thailand.

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