Thailand national team head coach Milovan Rajevac has set his target to catch up with the Asian’s leading teams during the preparation period for the finals of 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE.
On the official website of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Serbian coach has expressed his ambition in turning the War Elephants into one of the most qualified teams in Asia.
“We have already lost our chance to qualify for this World Cup,” said the man who led Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
“Still, there are a few matches to be played at the end of this competition and, of course, the Asian Cup is going to take place in 18 months from now. So it’s definitely time to start building a new group and a team who can challenge at the AFC Asian Cup.
“Of course, my target is to try to bring Thailand among the best Asian teams – at the level of Australia, Japan, and Korea Republic in the future. That would be great.”
Although Thailand have yet to win a match in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, Rajevac still believes the team have improved since he took over in May.
He will have a chance to prove his team’s improvement in the last two World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Australia.