There was a time when Thailand U23 had difficulty when the 31st SEA Games coincided with the Thai League. That means clubs cannot release players for Thailand U23.
However, thanks to the influence of the Thai team leader – Ms. Nuanphan Lamsam, the Thai League was rescheduled to create the most favorable conditions for Thailand U23.
This did not receive support from a number of parties, including Thai League President Korrawee Prissananthakul. He shared with the media of the Golden Temple about the above issue:
“I understand everyone’s expectations for the gold medal at the 31st SEA Games. It is a matter of pride for the Thai people as well as the responsibility that the Thai Football Federation is shouldering. Coach Mano Polking The U23 Thailand team is also facing the pressure of winning the championship, even the expectation of winning the SEA Games gold medal of Thailand U23 is as great as winning the ticket to the World Cup.
If everything happened 20 years ago then I totally agree. But the story of winning the SEA Games gold medal at the moment is not worth mentioning so much.
President Korrawee Prissananthakul was not satisfied when the Thai League had to be postponed because of Thailand U23.
We are sick achievement. We are satisfied with the small successes in front of us. If Thai football does not exit the regional arena, when will we dream of reaching the world?
SEA Games should be considered as a tournament for new stars to compete. That will help them in the long run.
Success at the SEA Games ultimately lies only in the story of winning the gold medal. So we need to change. The priority of the force should be for the Asian tournament or the world level playground. Thai football cannot develop if we continue to only dream of small trophies.”
U23 Thailand decided to summon up to 50 players to prepare for the 31st SEA Games. However, there are some faces with high probability of not being recruited because the host clubs do not allow it.
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