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Thailand coach Akira Nishino requires Thai clubs to help the national team

Thailand coach Akira Nishino requires Thai clubs to help the national team

Thai coach Akira Nishino expects Thai League clubs to give domestic strikers the chance to play.

"The reason I only call a striker is because Thai strikers don't play much in the national championship," Nishino explained of his decision to call just one striker for two matches against Vietnam and Indonesia in World Cup FIFA 2022 qualifiers recently.

Supachai Jaided is the only striker summoned by Nishino. In the match against Vietnam, the Japanese coach even just launched Supachai on the bench from the bench. "I urge domestic clubs to let Thai strikers play more. If that happens, more strikers will be called up. This is in the interest of the national team in the future", Akira Nishino said.

Thailand is top of the group G of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying (AFC) with 4 points after a win and a draw. In the second round, Thailand played only one match against the UAE, while the other teams in Group G played two matches. Therefore, the Thai Football Federation (FAT) is planning to host a friendly match on October 10th.

Thailand coach Akira Nishino requires Thai clubs to help the national team

According to Nishino, he is working to help Thai coaches improve their skills by sending them to see other teams in Group G. "I want to help them gain experience and learn new things", he said.

"At the first gathering, Totchtawan Sripan was sent to watch the Malaysia vs UAE match, while Issara Sritaro went to see the Indonesia vs Malaysia match before. However, the most important thing for us was to focus on ourselves. After playing two matches, we need to learn from mistakes and progress. At the same time, we have to study the game of the UAE".

The Thai press revealed that Nishino coach is planning to summon the players early to prepare for the match against the UAE. Most likely he will allow the team to focus on October 7th - nine days after the end of the Thai League.