Coach Mano Polking has just announced a list of 30 Thai players preparing to compete in the third qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup, right in the middle of playing with the U.23 team in Vietnam. SEA Games 31 semi-final against U.23 Indonesia.
Responding to Thai press, Coach Mano Polking Admittedly satisfied when avoiding meeting the home team U.23 Vietnam in the semi-finals SEA Games men’s football 31but meeting U.23 Indonesia is also a very formidable opponent and not easy to overcome.
Coach Mano Polking of Thailand U.23 and Thailand team
On the sheet SiamsportCoach Mano Polking said: “What makes me very satisfied is that the main players of Thailand U.23 are rested in the final match of the group stage (won U.23 Laos 1-0) to prepare for the match. semifinal. We also do not move far (to Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho) if we meet U.23 Vietnam, but still stay in Nam Dinh waiting to meet U.23 Indonesia. This gives us a slight advantage, in which we can still play on the familiar ground (Thien Truong Stadium).
However, coach Mano Polking also warned: “Although we are familiar with the playing field in Thien Truong, after the group stage matches, the surface has become quite bad. Therefore, in the semi-finals, I hope the organizers will soon maintain the pitch for the better. I think, the coach of the Indonesian U.23 team also wants to play on the best pitch, meeting all competition conditions so that the two teams can show their best.
This is a tough opponent, we played against them in the finals AFF Cup 2020, and know very well how dangerous this opponent can be. Therefore, Thailand U.23 needs a very detailed solution to win.”
So far, coach Mano Polking admitted to the newspaper Siamsport: “Every plan is good and concrete. We have the best force, the players are resting, not moving and I believe they will be in the best shape when they play in the semi-finals against Indonesia U.23.”
Many key players U.23 Thailand were given a break in the match against U.23 Laos
From here to the semi-finals of the 31st SEA Games men’s football, there are about 3 days left, playing on May 19 with U.23 Thailand and U.23 Indonesia at 4 p.m. at Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh, while U.23 Vietnam meets U.23. U.23 Malaysia at 19:00 on the same day at Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho. Coach Mano Polking thus took advantage of the time to prepare for the Thai team when he announced the list of 30 players preparing to compete in the third qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup in June.
Accordingly, the Thai team is officially without star Chanathip Songkrasin due to injury, and the club’s star Thanawat Suengchittavorn. Leicester also has no name (most likely to play for the U.23 team at the Asian U.23 tournament in early June). Coach Mano Polking will close the list of 23 players after the Thai team finishes playing friendly matches right after the 31st SEA Games including against Bahrain (2 matches) and Turkmenistan from May 24 to 31.