Buriram United coach, Attapol Buspakom is full of encouragement for his team ahead of their fifth matchday AFC Champions League (ACL) group stage clash against Kashiwa Reysol at Hitashi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium in Japan on Tuesday.
The Thai champions have surprised many during the 2012 ACL, sitting second in Group H with six points from four games.
Earlier in the competition, Buriram defeated Reysol 3-2 and Buspakom was hopeful of doing it again despite being on the road.
“We just got Theeraton Bunmathan back from his suspension, however, the bad news is that we will be missing Uzbekistani’s midfielder, Asqar Jadigerov who suffered a heel injury. Nevertheless, the players are coming back to their full fitness in good condition," Buspakom told reporters.
Buspakom added that the team still need improvement on their defensive plays as they were taught lessons in the previous two matches against Jeonbuk Motors, however he added they weren't in Japan to defend.
“From the two previous games, the players learned that we squandered easy goals and that we already collected our mistakes and adjusted them within the team," he said.
"I believe that Reysol will surely go for the attack, but we will not fear them and if we have to counter against them then we have to bring back some points.
"Buriram will play with their usual ‘tough’ style. If we get three points from this match we will guarantee a spot in the next round."