Amy: I can be an option for Sundram
Singapore toiled to a 1-0 win over hosts Myanmar on Friday night, with Sundram’s side looking largely devoid of ideas.
The Lions will now face Vietnam, who prevailed 4-3 on penalties with Hong Kong in a game that had ended 2-2.
If the Singapore coach is looking for fresh legs, Amy is confident he could be what the Lions need to earn a morale-boosting win.
“I just want to show my best, give my everything and try to impress the coach. If I can play, I will give everything. I will give my all if they need me,” Amy told FourFourTwo.
“If the coach wants a fast-paced player, I can give him that option.”
The 24-year-old has been a revelation so far this season for Geylang, with his speed and trickery catching the eye.
But Amy never expected to be named in Sundram’s squad and he expressed his willingness to soak in the experience as much as possible.
“I feel honoured to get called up, it's a special thing to get called up so early in my career,” Amy shared.
“For me it's by far my best season but there's more room for improvement so I need to keep working hard.”
Despite having been called up to represent Singapore at the age-group level previously, Amy admitted he still had trouble believing he was in the senior set-up now.
“In the Under-23s, everyone is within your age group and you are comfortable and familiar with them. But the national team is a new environment for me with so many new faces,” he confessed.
“Seeing the likes of Shahril, one of my favourite players, is still a bit overwhelming for me.”
But Amy is refusing to be overawed by the occasion, as he aims to return to Geylang a better player.
“I want to learn as much as possible, in both training and games. I want to learn from the experienced guys such as Khairul Amri, Hariss Harun and Safuwan Baharudin,” Amy said.
“I need to compete with them but I can learn from them too."