Saturday, July 23, 2005

Thailand keen for Asia Trophy final

Thailand head coach Chanwit Pholcheewin hopes his side can reproduce the form that earned them a stunning penalty shoot-out victory over Everton when the home side takes on Bolton Wanderers in the final of the FA Premier League Asia Trophy today. “The game against Bolton is more difficult than our match against Everton because they [Bolton] should know more about us after watching us play the first game,” said Chanwit, who took over the post from German Siegfried Held earlier this year.

“Playing against Bolton is going to be tough because they are good both in the air and on the ground. Besides, their players are better technically than us. And if they field their star players like Jay-Jay Okocha or El Hadji Diouf, who have awesome individual abilities, it might be even tougher for us,” he said, as quoted by The Nation.