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Thailand Coach: ‘Vietnam will see who is the king of ASEAN’

Thứ bảy, 11/05/2019 10:02 (GMT+7)
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Speaking after King’s Cup draw, Sirisak Yodyardthai hope his players prove themselves number one in ASEAN.

Recently, Thai federation held King’s Cup 2019 draw in which the host Thailand will face its great rival Vietnam in the opening match.

Sirisak Yodyardthai  shared: “I highly appreciate Vietnamese football success in the last 2 years. That is a huge motivation for Thai players to clinch the championship and prove that ‘Changsuek’ is number 1 in ASEAN.

He also reveals his plan to recruit players for national team attending King’s Cup 2019 by calling 4 Thai players playing oversea: Chanathip Songkrasin, Theerathon Bunmathan, Thitipan Puangchan (Japan) and Kawin Thamsatchanan (Belgium).

“We will announce summon list on May 15 in preparation of King’s Cup 2019, then take only 23 players to attend the tournament. The initial list includes new factors in high form in Thai League.

All players playing abroad will be summoned if they are not injured. I discuss with Thailand NT coaching team on choosing U23 players. Coach Gama’s side will summon too so I just take Supachai Jaided”

Vietnam clash in King’s Cup 2019 will mark the 100th appearance of Teerasil Dangda in Thailand NT. Therefore, Muangthong United striker is determined to give ‘Changsuek’ championships.

“I am honored and proud of making my 100th appearance in Thailand NT. King’s Cup is an important tournament for fans, so my teammates and I will fight hard to clinch the Cup.”

King’s Cup, considered the international tournament level A by FIFA, will affect teams’ places in FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

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