Thailand team manager not concerned about Vietnam’s victory over Timor Leste

Thailand U-22 team manager Watanya Wongopasi has not been concerned about Vietnam’s dominant display against minnows Timor Leste on Tuesday.

Despite seeing Thailand U-22 struggle to earn a draw against Indonesia in their 2017 SEA Games campaign opener, Watanya thought that it was only their first match in the campaign and they will be better in the coming matches.

“Vietnam gained a victory while we could get only a point. But our managers and players did not feel any pressure,” the manager said in a post-match press conference, as quoted by

On the other hand, Watanya believed that her team can go through the group stage with four straight wins against other Group B teams.

“We can win all four remaining matches, including the game with Vietnam, to earn a ticket to the semi-final,” the Thailand U-22 team boss determined.

Thailand U-22 were held to a 1-1 draw by Indonesia in their first match at the 29th SEA Games men’s football group B on Tuesday.

In their next match, the Young War Elephant will face Timor Leste on Thursday at Selayang Municipal Council Stadium.