Suzuki Cup: Thais to attack S'pore from the start in Tuesday's game, promises coach Kiatisuk

Thai coach Kiatisuk Senamuang and Singapore coach V. Sundramoorthy at the Novotel Hotel, Manila, on Nov 21, 2016.
Thai coach Kiatisuk Senamuang and Singapore coach V. Sundramoorthy at the Novotel Hotel, Manila, on Nov 21, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

MANILA - In a warning shot, Thailand national football coach Kiatisuk Senamuang has promised to attack Singapore when both teams meet tomorrow at the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup in Manila.

The 43-year-old tactician said on Monday (Nov 21): "For the game tomorrow, we will play an entertaining football. We want the three points."

But the defending AFF Cup champions will not have it easy against the Lions. Caretaker coach V. Sundramoorthy masterminded an iron defence in the 0-0 opening Group A game against co-hosts Philippines.

Kiatisuk was coy when asked about his plans to breach Sundram's wall of six defenders, saying: "You will know tomorrow."

For Sundram, who took criticism for his ultra-defensive approach, he is looking to land some sucker punches against the Thais.

Gaining inspiration from Indonesia's gallant 4-2 loss to the War Elephants on Saturday, the 51-year-old said: "If Indonesia can find a way to score two goals, we have to find a way."