Monday, 27 October 2008

Thailand - North Korea Preview (T&T Cup)

T&T Cup Preview from

HANOI : New striker Issarapong Leelakorn is likely to start for Thailand when they take on North Korea in the T&T Cup at the My Dinh national stadium today.

It will be new coach Peter Reid's first international match in charge of Thailand and the team underwent a full training session yesterday.

Reid said there were no fresh injury worries.

The Englishman said he was looking forward to taking on North Korea.

"They are a good side and it won't be an easy match," he said.

Striker Teerathep "Leesaw" Winothai also felt it would be a difficult match today but was hopeful of a good result.

"However, we are full of confidence and I think we can beat them," he said.

Thailand will take on Vietnam on Saturday.

Probable Thailand line-up

Goalkeeper: Kittisak Rawangpa

Defenders: Krissadee Prakobkong, Chollatid Jantakam, Niweat Siriwong and Suree Sukha

Midfielders: Arthit Sunthornpit, Surat Sukha, Datsakorn Thonglao and Suchao Nutnum

Strikers: Teerathep Winothai and Issarapong Leelakorn

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