The Chonburi FC head coach Withaya Laohakul praised his solid defence and was happy with the draw against Harimau MalayaChonburi FC head coach Withaya Laohakul was happy with the draw against the Malaysia national team, though he felt that his team's poor quality finishing cost them the game.
Chonburi FC, who are third place in Thailand's Premier League, played out a goalless draw against Malaysia at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil but they had a few chances to score, especially in the first half.
Speaking to reporters after the match, Withaya said "We were a bit poor upfront. This is probably because two of our forwards could not come to Malaysia due to Visa problem(s), and we lost our left midfielder just before the game due to food infection, but overall the draw is a fine result for us."
Chonburi FC played well in the first half but were outclassed by Malaysia in the second half as they looked to play more defensively and protect their goal.
"In the second half, Malaysia played really well, they played good football, especiall with their wing attacks, but I have to praise my goalkeeper and my central defenders. I think they played really well in this game," he added.
Malaysia vs Chonburi FC was a warm-up game before the national team face Europa League Champions Chelsea this Sunday at the Shah Alam stadium.