Thai preparations for SEA Video games kick off

Thai U23 players during training. PR
Thai U23 gamers throughout coaching. PR

Assistant coach Totchtawan Sripan says three-time defending SEA Video games soccer champions Thailand’s probabilities of grabbing one other gold within the 2019 version rely on how the gamers “deal with the strain”.

The 24 nationwide U23 crew probables, named by the Soccer Affiliation of Thailand, began coaching at Bang Bo in Samut Prakan on Thursday and are scheduled to tackle China in a warm-up recreation tomorrow. They embrace Worachit Kanitsribumpen, Wisarut Imura, Sittichok Paso and Shinnaphat Leeaoh.

4 nationwide crew gamers — Supachai Chaided, Supachok Sarachat, Suphanat Mueanta and Ekanit Panya — will be part of the squad after the Conflict Elephants’ 2022 World Cup Group G qualifier at Vietnam on Nov 19.

Thailand coach Akira Nishino oversaw Thursday’s coaching session.

Totchtawan mentioned the principle emphasis on the coaching camp can be on health.

“The soccer competitors of the SEA Video games may be very taxing for the gamers as a result of many matches are performed in a brief time frame,” mentioned Totchtawan.

“I performed within the SEA Video games and I do know it may very well be very powerful for some gamers.

“They carry the hopes of the whole nation and all of it will depend on how effectively they will deal with the strain.

“The gamers must be prepared each bodily and mentally. I’ll attempt to advise them and maintain them motivated.”

Totchtawan has been appointed because the assistant coach of the U23 squad rather than Issara Sritaro, who’s taking care of the Thai U19 facet enjoying within the AFC U19 Championship in Cambodia.

Tomorrow’s warm-up in opposition to China at BG Pathum United stadium can be adopted by one other pleasant with Myanmar on Nov 13 at Chulalongkorn stadium.

Each matches can be televised dwell by PPTV HD (36).

Thailand are in Group B with Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.

The Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Timor Leste are in Group A.

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