The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Kiatisak ‘ready’ to face the axe

FOOTBALL: Embattled Thailand coach Kiatisak Senamuang has said he does not mind losing his job if his team’s performance has failed to impress the local fans.


Bangkok Post

Thursday 30 March 2017, 11:09AM


Sports Authority of Thailand Governor Sakol Wannapong (right) greets national team coach Kiatisak Senamuang and his players at Suvarnabhumi airport. Photo: via Bangkok Post
Sports Authority of Thailand Governor Sakol Wannapong (right) greets national team coach Kiatisak Senamuang and his players at Suvarnabhumi airport. Photo: via Bangkok Post

The Thai team returned home yesterday (Mar 29) after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Asian powerhouses Japan in their seventh Group B match of the final phase of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday (Mar 28).

The rout followed a 3-0 loss to Saudi Arabia at home last Thursday (Mar 23).

These results have left Thailand firmly riveted to the foot of the table with just one point to their credit. They are the only side in the 12-team final stage yet to win a match.

Thailand, whose slim mathematical chance of making it to Russia 2018 fizzled out with the loss to Japan, still have three matches to play after a break of almost two months.

Kiatisak, a former Thailand striker, insisted that there were no easy matches in the final Asian stage.

“We are all answerable to the Thai fans, so let them be the judge and if they are not happy, I am ready to be sacked,” commented Kiatisak.

He added: “I don’t mind if the president of the Football Association of Thailand [FAT] Gen Somyot Poompunmuang wants to sack the coach, team staff and players because we have not been able to win any matches in this World Cup qualifying round.

“But we have made progress. We aren’t watching these top Asian teams on the TV, we are playing against them. Today, we have players like Adisak Kraisorn, Teerasil Dangda, Sirod Chatthong and Chanathip Songkrasin.

“We also have to look at the other group as well. We all know how much Qatar spends on its national football team. Today, they are also in the bottom place in Group A.

“In this round, all teams are the top Asian teams and we have to see for ourselves whether we are strong enough now.

“I apologise to the Thai football fans for the loss to Japan, but everyone knows we were facing one of the strongest teams in Asia.

“For the remaining three matches, they will not be easy for us. However, I would like to confirm that we will try to get three points from these games.”

Kiatisak admitted that he had received instructions from the FAT president to replace some of the players and added that he would be closely observing Thai League 1 games in search of better players for the national team.

Thailand’s next match be against the United Arab Emirates at Rajamangala National Stadium on June 13.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill

Was this a spiritual medium happening about 50 years ago? A article about how people felt and believed at that time? By the way, Patong Hill is sa...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

Also condolences to family dead motorbikers. If a motorbiker not drive according the thai traffic laws, meaning, wearing a helmet, obey speed signs, ...(Read More)


Login game premier league competition

Hi, Is it only me or have you not included the Man City result from monday night ....(Read More)


Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill

They should ask that poor lady with the house at the bottom of the hill to put up a big shrine to the Chinese gods in her front yard. We'll see ju...(Read More)


Going Down: Businesses on Phuket’s famed Bangla Rd suffer as clientele dries up

I don't go to Patong, i went once when i came her 5 years ago, but because of the greedy mindset of the Thias who want to cream as much money as t...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

Firstly, sincere condolences to the dead motorcyclist's family & friends. Too bad he was not wearing a helmet which is Thai Law. It may hav...(Read More)


Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn

I would recommend to leave a.s.a.p. Horst...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

Thai "authorities" are renowned for not seeking expert advice in solving problems. Seems that the "authorities" always want to re-...(Read More)


Going Down: Businesses on Phuket’s famed Bangla Rd suffer as clientele dries up

I've been in Patong already a few time. Since my first arrival, back in 2007, I've seen the town rise (a bit) and then going down this downfal...(Read More)


Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill

Yes, that will reduce the accidents for sure. Don't worry about driver training, vehicle safety checks etc. This will fix the issues. ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.