“Izham Tarmizi is my No.1” — National goalkeeping coach Kris Yong

National football team goalkeeper coach Kris Yong has identified Johor Darul Ta’azim (JDT) stopper Izham Tarmizi Roslan as the man to step up in between the posts for the country.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) instructor said that Izham Tarmizi has been in fine form but is unfortunate to be called up to the national team at a later part of his career.

“The era of Izham should have begun a long time ago,” he said as quoted by Stadium Astro.

“However, it is only natural because the goalkeeper position can only be filled by one person.

Photo Credit: Times of Malta
Photo Credit: Times of Malta

Kris Yong also added that the healthy competition between Izham Tarmizi and Farizal Marlias, who did not get receive a call up to the national team, will only help Izham mature.

“This is the perfect time to test new talent that deserve to don the Harimau Malaysia kit.”

Izham Tarmizi started his career with the T-Team President Cup team before joining the Harimau Muda set-up in 2010. He spent four years with the Young Tigers before signing for the Southern Tigers in 2014. He has been their first-choice goalkeeper ever since and has won the Malaysia Super League (MSL) and the Charity Shield two times each as well as the AFC Cup in 2015 and recently, the FA Cup after defeating PKNS at the Shah Alam Stadium.

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