Rajevac believes Thailand “can be Asia’s top-10 team” following UAE draw

Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac shows his optimism about the team’s prospect after the War Elephants drew 1-1 with the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifier at Rajamangala National Stadium on Tuesday night.

“I am very pleased with our performance,” Rajevac told a press conference after this sensational win, as quoted by Bangkok Post.

“Although we failed to win, it was a good result considering that we only had a short period of time to prepare the team.”

Rajevac also credited this exceptional win to UAE to his squad’s significant performance. “The Thai players have talent and potential. They are willing to work hard. They also have a good attitude. They understand my tactics and their duty. They are also hungry [for success],” said the 63-year-old coach.

“These factors will help us go in the right direction. If we work harder and I have more time, I am sure that we will become a top-10 team in Asia.

After the UAE stalemate, Rajevac hopes to harness the positives for the final two games of the campaign, at home to Iraq and away to Australia, even though Thailand are out of content for next year World Cup finals.