Thailand's coach had a dream which has come true. Earlier this month Tawatchai Sajjakul tipped that "Thailand will give Everton a fight and had a good chance of winning" its first round of the FA Premier Asia Trophy Amazing Thailand 2005. Thailand pulled off a 6-4 penalty shootout upset over Everton yesterday in the opening match of the tournament.
The loss in the wilting Bangkok heat left Everton manager David Moyes less than impressed. “I’m not going to use the conditions as an excuse, we just weren’t sharp,” he told AFP. “We didn’t play well, and I’m disappointed with that. The fitness wasn’t there. The Thai team did well but we didn’t play anything like we should have done.”