The Phuket News

Coach apologises as Thais lose again


NATIONAL U23 TEAM coach Worrawoot Srimaka apologised to the Thai fans for the second time in four days after the War Elephants lost 4-2 to China in the Dubai Cup on Saturday night (Mar 26).

The Thais were also beaten 1-0 by Qatar on the opening day of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates last Wednesday (Mar 23), prompting Worrawoot to say “sorry” to the national team supporters.

Worrawoot said his men made some mistakes early in the match and then forgot to follow the tactics.

“Today, we have to apologise to the Thai football fans once again,” said the Thai coach.

“We were way off the mark and all the goals we conceded today were because of our mistakes.”

Worrawoot added that his men lost their confidence after their efforts to build up the game from the back proved futile on a few occasions at the start of the match and they put themselves under pressure.

“Once you don’t follow the tactics, you are bound to lose like this,” said Worrawoot. “Now we have to help the players regain their confidence and correct their mistakes as well.

“It all boils down to two things: our players lack fitness and some of them are taking part in their first internatio­nal tournament.

“We can see that Charnnaron­g Promsrikae­w has played very well, but it’s clear that his fitness is much better than the other players.”

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Photo: Bangkok Post Thailand’s Anan Yodsangwal (No.16).

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