Those were the exact first words from from former Singapore skipper Noh Alam Shah.
His return to the local scene will be secured within the next couple of weeks after Tampines Rovers’ technical director Tay Peng Kee told aXrosstheline.com that Ah Long’s letter of release from Persib Bandung had arrived.
“We are currently in process of registering Noh Alam Shah. However, we are still waiting for his International Transfer Certificate (ITC),” said Tay.
“As per league rules, he will be allowed to play once we receive his medical clearance and his ITC pending clearance of his beep test so long as we register him in time before the transfer window closes,” Tay added.
Noh Alam Shah, speaking over a phone interview from Indonesia told aXrosstheline.com that there is one aspect of his game that did not change over the last three years.
“The mentality of winning is still there. I play to win and I look forward to winning silverwares with Tampines Rovers”
One man whom Ah Long had not forgotten throughout his stay in Indonesia is Teo Hock Seng, chairman of Tampines Rovers.
“Coming back to play for my boss (Teo Hock Seng) is an honour. I’ve matured over the years in Indonesia and I’ve learnt to appreciate many things more than I used to do – especially the fans,” said Noh Alam Shah.
“I left because of my boss and now I am returning also because of him,” he added.
On the beep test, Alam Shah mentioned that he is confident of clearing it.
Alam Shah is slated to return on 15 July and further information on his beep test will be revealed in due course.