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Malaysia vs Thailand: Akira Nishino is not scared of losing key players due to suspension

Malaysia vs Thailand: Akira Nishino is not scared of losing key players due to suspension

The Japanese strategist Akira Nishino admitted he does not mind that Tristan Do and Tanaboon Kesarat both received a yellow card in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Thailand has received a total of 4 yellow cards so far. Theerathon Bunmathan receives 2 cards and will be absent in the match against Malaysia. However, Tristan Do and Tanaboon are at risk of not being able to participate in the confrontation with Vietnam if they have to receive more yellow cards in the match on November 14th.

Malaysia vs Thailand: Akira Nishino is not scared of losing key players due to suspension

Latest, coach Akira Nishino said: "Actually we are not afraid of that. The problem we need to solve is to create an offensive game. Thailand team is ready to overcome all shortcomings at this moment".

"In terms of weather, we have to admit that Malaysia has higher humidity than Thailand. The long grass on the pitch will affect the ability of the players to play. That's something we have to adapt quickly", the Japanese strategy added.

Nishino will most likely choose Sasalak Haiprakhon to replace Theerathon to play against Malaysia. The player born in 1996 said: "I think I still need to improve and learn more from my seniors. Every time Chanathip Songkrasin and Theerathon are in the team, they will make Thailand more perfect than before. I can play on both wings, but my forte is probably the left back".

On the afternoon of November 11th, the Thai team took a flight to Malaysia and had the first training session to prepare for the match at Bukit Jalil. Sharing before the training session, Chanathip said: "At the moment, I still feel a bit tired, but nothing serious. I am very confident in the tactics of the coach as well as the whole team. We will continue to win through Malaysia has a lot of fans at home".