The goal of conquering the gold medal at the SEA Games by the end of this year of the Thai women’s football team is difficult. The victory of the Vietnamese women’s team made Thailand lose the championship at home and could not have the fourth consecutive throne.
Thailand’s ambition to become a regional soccer queen has been pouring cold water. Especially when there are only about 2 months left until the 30th SEA Games.
They are considered a leading candidate for the AFF Cup 2019 championship. The Thai women’s team started the journey with relatively gentle wins in the group stage when the opponents proved not too strong.
However, in the match against the Philippines, Thailand’s defense revealed many loopholes before the counter-attacks of the opponent. The two goals conceded by Thailand in the group stage all come from this match.
Not stopping there, the Golden Temple team met many difficulties in the semi-final against Myanmar. Thai players often lose the ball in the middle of the field and let the opponent create many opportunities.
This was admitted by head coach Naruepon Kaenson on Fox Sports: “The whole team had a very difficult match against Myanmar because of the counter-attacking style and we lost quite a lot of balls.”
According to Ejan, before entering the final, coach Kaenson admitted the team was quite tired. Players must practice and compete from every match until the whole tournament. In the final, the ball hanging into the restricted area of the Thai team proved lacking in sharpness and did not have many dangerous opportunities.
After the match, captain Sunisa Srangthaisong said: “We have no chance, but do not give up anything. The team’s playstyle has changed, there is a new coach, but the whole team is trying. still not discouraged and will continue to fight “.