Thailand and the Philippines went home with a draw last Wednesday, November 21 from the Panaad Stadium. The Serbian coach of reigning football champions, Milovan Rajevac remains optimistic and in high spirits despite Thailand dropping points in this year’s Suzuki Cup.
As the final day of the group stage approaches, the race intensifies as the two open slots for the semi-finals are occupied by Thailand, Philippines, and Singapore. Singapore has six points, the Philippines have seven, as well as Thailand, and a possible draw should suffice to make it to the next round.
Rajevac says “Our primary target is to be the top of the group. We are positive about this and we can do this at home when we play Singapore.”
The Serbian coach is concentrating on getting enough rest and helping his team recover properly as they go head to head with Singapore next. “There’s a match every four days and we’re trying to recover the team and rest them properly,” Rajevac adds.
Come Sunday, the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok will be filled with fans from both the War Elephants and Lions side respectively. A knock-out match will be taking place between the Thailand and Singapore; the Philippine Azkals will be going against Indonesia in Jakarta despite the latter already being eliminated.
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