Mano Polking, head coach of Thailand national team Ensuring that the team is ready to fight and not afraid of football fans who will fill the field In the game to attack Malaysia national team in the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 semi-final 1st leg on saturday.
Today is first day of Thailand national team for come back to training after rest 1 day and will travel to Malaysia in tomorrow night(5 January).
“We are back in training today. We have two more days to plan and tactics to go into a stadium full of fans. And it’s a difficult match as many people know. But we got through the game against Indonesia.” Mano said before training today.
“This is a very important moment for our team. This is the knockout round. We can be group champions. which is very important As I said in the press room That it’s important that we play at home in the second leg. in front of our fans who will help us get through to the final”
“As we know, we met Malaysia in the King’s Cup a few months ago. They are a strong team. Well organized, always fighting, that’s what he showed in games. But we are ready to fight in the semifinals. which is a deciding game And hope we plan well to meet with us. In the group stage they only lost one game. on a visit to Vietnam in which they lost a penalty in that game And it is also a turning point. We think this is a tough game. To meet this kind of opponent But we believe in ourselves. that we will get a good score”
“for different field conditions That’s why we decided to travel tomorrow. To get a little used to playing on the field like this. or finishing We want to see the field conditions first. It’s different from anything we’ve ever experienced. But it’s not an excuse. Because we have to play 180 minutes and it’s decided by both teams.”
“Malaysia is missing 7 players from JDT, but we are also missing 10 key players. Initially, we have to focus on this tournament first. As for the next item I was invited to play and met with a team that is higher than the Thai national team It’s already a good thing. But now we have to be champions first”
“For all the other teams coaching South Korea. I think Korean coaches are quality coaches. Well acquainted with the people of this region. But I am familiar with Thai players. because I have been working here for a long time I’ve won the championship before I have confidence in myself as well.”
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