Izwan Mahbud wishes to play in Japan or Australia

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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JUNE 16: Mohamad Izwan Bin Mahbud #1 of Singapore looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier second round match between Japan and Singapore at Saitama Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Saitama, Japan.  (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Following ’s unforgettable 0-0 draw at on Tuesday night, goalkeeper was praised as a hero for making multiple key saves over 90 minutes at Saitama Stadium, silencing the sold-out crowd and frustrating Samurai Blue stars such as Milan attacker Keisuke Honda.

When the 24-year-old skippered the LionsXII to an unexpected Malaysian FA Cup triumph last month, Izwan is said to be a target of big spenders Johor Darul Takzim, who already have Hariss and fellow players Baihakki Khaizan and Shahril Ishak on their books for their two sides.

However, following the miracle in Saitama, he now holds out hope of testing himself on a bigger stage further ashore.

“If a club from or comes calling, I would be stupid not to consider it as I’m still young,” said Izwan.

“For now, I have to keep playing well for the LionsXII and not get complacent.

“And I hope there’re no more nightmares before big games.”

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