Football: Thailand not taking it easy against Myanmar in final AFF Cup group match

Thailand's Adisak Kraisorn (left) celebrates his winning goal during the match against Malaysia at the AFF Suzuki Cup on Nov 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI 
Thailand's Adisak Kraisorn (left) celebrates his winning goal during the match against Malaysia at the AFF Suzuki Cup on Nov 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI 

Thailand may have already qualified for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup semi-finals, but they will not be taking things easy in their final Group B match against Myanmar at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday.

The Thais lead the group with six points after two games, while Myanmar are bottom with one point.

Said Thailand assistant coach Klairung Treejaksung at Friday's pre-match press conference at the M Hotel: "Even though we are through to the semi-finals, we are still hungry for another win. Furthermore, Myanmar are a good team who were unlucky in their last two games, so it should be a decent game between two sides."

Myanmar need a win by at least four goals and for the Singapore-Malaysia result to go their way to stand any chance of qualifying for their first semi-finals since 2004.

Said Myanmar coach Raddy Avramovic: "I spoke with the players and told them they must believe in themselves. Against Singapore, we scored goals...and showed we can reach that level. But we can't allow the opposition to score easily like how Singapore did against us."