Yodyadthai proud of resurgent Thailand

Dubai: Thailand interim head coach Sirisak Yodyadthai praised his players for producing an exceptional performance in the War Elephants’ win over Bahrain on Thursday.
After a goalless first half, Chanathip Songkrasin fired home a superb shot that eventually sealed Thailand’s 1-0 victory, reviving their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group A campaign.
“I felt that we did very well, especially in the second half,” Yodyadthai said.
“The players delivered what I wanted although we had adjusted a few tactical points from the last game. The players kept going and compliments to Bahrain for a strong match. We are very happy with the result and we will come back (better) for the next game.”
Yodyadthai replaced Milovan Rajevac at the helm after their 4-1 defeat to India on Matchday One, and the 49-year-old revealed that one of his first steps was to rebuild confidence and instill discipline in the squad.
“I told them about my faith in them and that they could deliver,” said Yodyadthai.
“After I was appointed as the interim head coach, we looked through the mistakes of that game (against India) and I instilled into the team more discipline and emphasis on defence, and the players delivered as I wanted.
“Rajevac had implemented a very strong structure in our team and I wanted to let the players express themselves in the best way they could and today (Thursday) they showed that they can, and we’ll be expecting more from them.”