“Thank you Mano Polking for keeping the promise“, Siam Sport wrote after Thailand overcame Trinidad & Tobago with a score of 2-1.
True to his pre-match statements, Mano Polking made many changes with the use of several substitutes. Even introduced new players.
Siam Sport wrote: “Before the 2022 King’s Cup kicks off, Mano Polking confirmed to give opportunities to new players, including those with little experience in international matches.
Channarong Promsrikaew, Chatmongkol Rueangthanarot and Teerasak Poeiphimai are 3 names that have never worn a Thai shirt and have just played.
In addition, Kampol Pathomakkakul, Kittipong Phuthawchueak, Suphanan Bureerat, Chalermsak Aukkee, Picha Autra and even Suphanat Mueanta had some time playing for ‘War Elephants’.
In particular, the 2-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago was a match with a lot of participation from new faces.
Thank you Man Polking for keeping your promise. Even though I only finished third, it also has many benefits, knowing which faces can continue to play with the team.”
Of the 3 new faces, Rueangthanarot and Channarong are the main kicks against Trinidad & Tobago. The latter is the author of the goal that opened the scoring for the home team.
Supachok Sarachat, who sealed a 2-1 victory for Thailand, also received praise.
“Despite the penalty kick in the match against Malaysia, which prevented Thailand from reaching the King’s Cup final, the mark in two matches shows that Supachok is developing rapidly,” praised Siam Sport.
“Supachok’s unique qualities are still there. What’s more, he looks smoother with his teammates than before. In addition, he often drops back to support the defense.
In the two matches against Malaysia and Trinidad & Tobago, Supachok is really a difference of Thailand.
It can be said that the Thai team will benefit a lot from Supachok in the coming years.”
Thai Rath also appreciates Thailand’s victory over Trinidad & Tobago, especially Mano Polking’s correction in the use of Theerathon Bunmathan.
“The big change we see compared to the first game is that the Thai players are more cohesive,” Thai Rath wrote.
“The ability to coordinate to put the ball up was something that was not available in the match against Malaysia.
In addition, pushing Theerathon into midfield helps the midfield to be more coherent and solid. Thanks to that, the attacks are more stable and creative, creating more scoring opportunities.”
Ngoc Huy – Vietnamnet.vn | 16:03 September 26, 2022