Local footy fans have been clamouring for Brendan's inclusion. I personally believe any player who has the capacity to add a different dimension to our team must be considered.
Three years before he slammed home the match-winning goal for Japan in the Asian Cup final, Tadanari Lee was a source of irritation for Sabre Mat Abu (background) and his Malaysian team mates...
If we were to entertain thoughts of qualifying for the 2015 Asian Cup, Malaysia need all the help we can get. Now let me take you back to March 2007, when B. Sathianathan's pre-Olympic team were made to look like sushis by the Japanese side.
On that wet night, Malaysia gave a gutsy display but the Japanese were a class above. You will recognise these two names - Keisuke Honda and Tadanari Lee. Those two Jap chaps were on the slippery pitch at the Petaling Jaya Stadium as they won 3-1. While Honda has gone to CSKA Moscow and made a name for himself in the World Cup, Lee emerged as the matchwinner in the Samurai Blue's fourth Asian Cup win last Saturday. Four of Sathianathan's boys - Safiq Rahim, Amirulhadi Zainal, Sabre Mat Abu and Khyril Muhymeen Zambri - formed the core of K. Rajagobal's AFF Cup-winning squad more than three years later.