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Malaysia head coach worried about the strength of the Thai team

Malaysia head coach worried about the strength of the Thai team

Coach Tan Cheng Hoe expressed concern about the strength of the Thai team, after witnessing the opponent's performance against the UAE.

The Malaysian team will host Thailand on Bukit Jalil Stadium on November 14, the same day as the Vietnam match against the UAE. Despite the home advantage, the Thai team's form makes Mr. Tan Cheng Hoe really worried.

Sharing with NST, the Malaysia coach said: "Under the new coach Akira Nishino, the Thai team has a completely different approach to the game. Their new players are very talented. explosive, full of confidence, the way this team organized their attack was very fast, we only had a few chances against the UAE, while Thailand took the lead and continuously caused waves about the opponent's goal. The spirit of Thailand football team is rising, but we have to try to take advantage of the home field".

Malaysia head coach worried about the strength of the Thai team

The Malaysian team had to defeat 0-1 against Vietnam in My Dinh Stadium. This has been the second defeat of coach Tan Cheng Hoe's team. At this point, they have only won 3 points after their only victory over Indonesia in the first match.

Meanwhile, Thailand is leading the table after defeating the UAE convincingly. Despite being underestimated, Mr. Akira Nishino and his players had a good match, even with the absence of the duo stars Chanathip Songkrasin and Thitipan Puangchan.

The Japanese strategist will gather the team as soon as the Thai League 1 tournament ends on October 26th. However, he can only focus on players currently playing in the country, with those players playing abroad, Thailand will have to wait according to FIFA Day's schedule.

Thus, the Thai team will have about 20 days to prepare for two matches with Vietnam and Malaysia. This is the longest gathering of Mr. Akira Nishino as the coach of Thailand team.