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

Thailand eye draw in Saitama

FOOTBALL: As Japan sharpen their knives in the expectation of a big win, Thailand coach Kiatisak Senamuang says a draw in tomorrow’s (Mar 28) World Cup qualifier would be a considerable feat for his team.


Bangkok Post

Monday 27 March 2017, 12:01PM

Nurul Sriyankem, left, during training. Photo: Supakit Wisetanuphong
Nurul Sriyankem, left, during training. Photo: Supakit Wisetanuphong

“Getting a point against Japan would be a great achievement. Getting three points would be even better and the boys know it,” said Kiatisak following a light training session yesterday (Mar 26) when a light downpour dipped the mercury to 4-5C in Saitama.

Kiatisak added that his players are determined to put on a good performance against Japan in their seventh Group B game of the final phase of Asian qualifiers although they all know it will be a very tough match against one of Asia’s best teams.

“We have nothing to lose at this stage,” admitted Kiatisak. “We might lose on Tuesday [tomorrow] but we will give it a go.

“To have a chance to play against Japan who have been to the World Cup many many times will be an invaluable experience for our players.”

Meanwhile, striker Adisak Kraisorn has been urging his teammates to try and pull off a surprise result tomorrow.

“We have to forget about the Saudi Arabia game,” said the SCG Muang Thong United ace. “You never know what’s going to happen in football. If we stick together and give it a go, we might actually be able to pull off a good result.”

Football Association of Thailand Somyot Poompunmuang is also in Japan to boost the morale of the national team.

Chonburi midfielder Nurul Sriyankem joined the squad in Japan yesterday as a replacement for suspended Thailand captain Theerathon Bunmathan.

Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda said Japan would not take Thailand lightly in a game they should win comfortably.

“It’s a dangerous sign. We need to sharpen up and go into the game thinking it will be a more difficult game than we think,” he said.

“We need to stick to the basics, like opting for the easy pass and not doing anything fancy like trying to take it past a bunch of people. Thailand can play, full stop.

“They’ll sit back and the way we play now, we’re probably better when opponents take the game to us. I think it will be tough because we won’t have opportunities to counter-attack.”

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:
    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

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)

Interpol alert out for Red Bull scion

The major charge of reckless driving causing death ends on Sept 3, 2027 but is likely not provable. If there were any witnesses they will have now ...(Read More)

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

They should be praying to the Chinese god of vehicle safety checks and driver training....(Read More)

Interpol alert out for Red Bull scion

No we've not been dragging our feet, only took 5 years to issue a blue notice, 5 years to revoke his passport, all the times he's flown in and...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

So the PN editor writes that Thailand is an “international hub for crime". If one reads the background of Alexandre Cazes, he has lived in Thai...(Read More)

Troop checkpoints to ward off Yingluck fans

It looks a bit or there is coming days a partial martial law without declaring it....(Read More)

Interpol alert out for Red Bull scion

....Just notify us, we not want him arrested!.... That is why we absolute not want a Red Notice. The Blue Notice is just to show we do 'somethin...(Read More)

Interpol alert out for Red Bull scion

"Col Kritsana insisted police are not stalling the process to bring back Vorayuth as suggested by some." If this is true, why didn't ...(Read More)

Phuket motorcyclist dies after crashing into pregnant buffalo

No wonder many drive like crazy and do not slow down when something appears in the distance Even if a car is already halfway out of the parking space...(Read More)

Phuket lifeguards warn of surf danger as sections of beaches closed

Is it not time that each beach gets a senior beach guard with more authority to keep people out of the sea at red flag areas? It can safe lives. P...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
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
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
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.