Football Association of Thailand (FAT) president Somyot Poompanmuang is bold about the dominance of the nation’s football and futsal teams at this year’s SEA Games.
“I believe that the Thai football and futsal players will bring home all four gold medals,” Somyot said, as quoted by Bangkok Post.
“The FAT has been performing its duties to the best of its abilities, and I believe the coaches, team managers and players will do their best as well when their respective competitions get under way.
There is no fixed formula in sports. We are good, but our opponents are also good. We are strong, but so are our opponents. We are ready, so are they. The day we are on the pitch, we have to do our best. That is the only formula that always works.”
On the other hand, the football governing body chief urged the support from the local fans.
“The most important factor in the competition would be the support of the Thai fans for the team. This can have a strong bearing on winning and losing the tournaments — the men and women’s football, and the men and women’s futsal events,” he added.
Thailand U-22 will set off their quest for the third straight men’s football gold against Indonesia on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, the team had only one training session in the morning in Kuala Lumpur, in which head coach Worrawoot Srimakha focused on attacking and defending games against counter-attack strategy of opponents Indonesia.