Launched the strongest possible squad with good players like Chanathip Songkrasin, Theerathon Bunmathan or Supachai Chaided, but “War Elephants” continued to receive the second defeat in the series of matches of the national teams in March.
Thailand played not too bad before the representative of West Asia, even at times overpowered the more appreciated opponent. However, the Southeast Asian team still lacks class and accuracy in decision handling situations. Coach Polking’s army only held 44% of the ball, but launched 23 shots (6 on target).
In the opposite direction, the UAE only had 7 shots, but 5 of them hit the target. Two goals from Harib Abdalla and Abdusalam Mohammed in the 55th and 79th minutes helped the home team win 2-0 in the end.
The UAE does not play very well but still has a better level and level than the strong teams in ASEAN. They know how to solve the game from simple ball situations. Both of the UAE goals scored in this match came from crosses.
On the bench, coach Polking clearly showed his helplessness. Before the match, the Thai strategist expected the home team to have a more favorable result after the disappointing 1-3 defeat to Syria a few days earlier. Chanathip, the brightest star in Thailand, continues to show poor performance since the beginning of the season.
Despite launching the best players available, “War Elephants” still could not have a positive result against the UAE. Since winning the AFF Cup at the beginning of the year, Thailand has not been able to win any more matches.
Hong An | 05:05 29/03/2023