‘Thailand doesn’t care who the opponent is’

(PLO)- Thailand captain Theerathon Bunmathan emphasized that his teammates must focus and try to win against Vietnam in the AFF Cup 2022 final.

At 19:30 tonight (January 16), the Thai team will take on Vietnam in the final second leg of the AFF Cup 2022 at Thammasat home. With a 2-2 draw in the first leg away at My Dinh, Thailand only needs to draw 0-0 or 1-1 to Vietnam to win the AFF Cup for the seventh time thanks to the away goal rule.

Win Thai on Thai land!

(PLO)- Just win 1-0 like how Park Hang-seo’s teachers and students did at King’s Cup, Vietnam will win the championship.

Before this match, Thailand captain Theerathon Bunmathan called on his teammates to focus on the final match to bring joy to the fans by winning the AFF Cup 2022.

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Theerathon Bunmathan is currently the captain of the Thailand team. PHOTO: SIAMSPORT

Theerathon Bunmathan said: “Everybody has to try to focus on the game as much as possible. Everyone is ready for the final match. We will play according to our will. We will focus on how we play. We don’t care who the opponent is and will try to win for the fans.”

Theerathon Bunmathan is having the best AFF Cup of his career. He won the AFF Cup twice with Thailand in 2016 and 2020 (playing in 2021). At the AFF Cup 2022, Theerathon Bunmathan is the player with the most assists in the tournament with 6 assists in 7 matches. Theerathon Bunmathan also received the man of the match award 3 times.

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Theerathon Bunmathan is the player with the most assists in the AFF Cup 2022. PHOTO: SIAM SPORT

Thailand is the most successful team in AFF Cup history with 6 crowns, and Vietnam has 2 times. In history, Thailand and Vietnam only met once in the final of the AFF Cup in 2008. At that time, Vietnam won 2-1 away from Thailand and drew 1-1 at My Dinh home. championship for the first time in history.

Theerathon Bunmathan - Thailand's most dangerous player was circled by Mr. Park, but his students still couldn't disable the first leg.  Photo: CTV

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