Combative midfielder hopes to have a capacity crowd behind them for the game.
Key midfielder Isa Halim says the hungry Singapore squad are itching to sink their teeth into competitive football when they face Oman on Wednesday night.
The Lions are fully aware of the need to make home advantage count at the Jalan Besar Stadium and bag three points in the second match of their AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign after being slaughtered by Jordan in their opening fixture back in February.
It will also mark their first match under new coach Bernd Stange and Isa insists they are well prepared for the challenge that faces them, despite the visitors having started training on July 20.
“We are very hyped up about this match [as] we’ve been training hard the past few days,” he told Goal Singapore.
“We didn’t have any friendlies [to play], but we are hungry to kick a ball tomorrow against Oman so everybody is looking forward [to the game].”
The 27-year-old is also hoping the occasion of Stange’s competitive debut in the dugout will draw in the support of a capacity crowd.
“This is a new team [with a] new coach and I hope the fans turn up,” Isa added.
“We can feel how it (the home support) is with the MSL team (LionsXII) and I hope they can show the same support for the national team, and we want to get a good result for tomorrow.”