As the Thais chased every ball against the Socceroos, the Lions ran out of puff against Turkmenistan. Singapore may have a smaller talent pool than their regional rivals, but there’s no excuse for being less fit, argues Neil Humphreys.
The going has been tough for Singapore in their bid to qualify for the Asian Cup, sitting bottom of Group E at the halfway mark. Kenneth Tan pinpoints five observations from the Lions' opening three games.
Singapore vice-captain Hariss Harun said his side is coming to grips with the new 3-4-3 formation, but will need to be more clinical as they gear up for a crunch Asian Cup home qualifier against Turkmenistan on Tuesday night.
As we've discovered in our series on Southeast Asia's Biggest Exports, players from this region have often struggled to leave a mark on the global game. But we think the footballers listed here should be playing in some bigger leagues overseas right now...