Thailand are eager to win the opening match of King’s Cup against higher-ranking opponent North Korea, which will take place on Friday at Rajamangala National Stadium.
“All the teams in this tournament have been through different mechanisms and styles of development, but all of them are here with the common desire of winning the tournament,” said Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac in a press conference on Thursday, as quoted by Bangkok Post.
“We have studied the tapes of the North Korean team. They have a good coach and have developed well over the past two years.
However, the Serbian coach still keeps his faith in the favorable result of his team over North Korean and retaining the prestigious trophy.
“The Thai national team also have many good players and they want to win the match. I would like the Thai football fans to come and cheer the team. We will try to produce a good result.”
Defending champions Thailand will face North Korea in the second match, while the opening game will see Belarus play Burkina Faso.