SINGAPORE (5 June 2015) – After scoring a perfect record of winning nine points from three matches played, Thai coach Choketawee Promrut is not even thinking of the semi-finals.
Speaking after the team’s close 1-0 win over Malaysia at the Bishan Stadium, the former Johor and Tampines Rovers midfielder said that respecting the opponents is very important.
“Yes we won against Malaysia but we still have two more matches to play for,” said Choketawee.
“The match against Malaysia was not easy as they defended well and the truth was that we were all surprised by the goal. But we of course we are very happy to win and pick up another three points.”
Thailand had opened their campaign in Group B with a 6-0 thrashing of Laos before beating Timor Leste 1-0 in their second match to be followed by the win over Malaysia last night.
With the win, Thailand are currently placed second at the table with nine points – the same as Vietnam although the latter have superior goal difference.
Thailand’s next match will be against Brunei on 6 June before wrapping things up with the match against Vietnam on 10 June, which would likely decide who tops the group.
“In every match we play, we aim to win. It is good that we have won all our matches so far,” added Choketawee.
“Now we have to prepare for our next match (against Brunei).”
GROUP B CURRENT STANDINGS