Thailand recorded an impressive 3-0 victory over mighty North Korea on Friday to the amazement of fans at Rajamangala National Stadium.
The War Elephants will face a sterner test against Belarus, who gained a win over Burkina Faso in King’s Cup opening match, in the final.
Despite being on cloud nine after the convincing win, head coach Milovan Rajevac warned Thailand fans not to expect another spectacle of “beautiful football” in a press conference, as reported by Bangkok Posts.
“My philosophy is the same as Mourinho: You don’t have to play beautiful football in every match,” said Rajevac, who admits that he is an admirer of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
“Whatever our tactics are for the final match, we should regard it as a big success if we are able to keep the King’s Cup trophy in the country.”
On Sunday, the title clash between the defending champions and the world’s No.71 Belarus kicks off at 7.30pm, while the third place play-off between Burkina Faso and North Korea is scheduled to start at 4.30pm at the same venue.