"Let's think Harimau Malaya vs Thailand ", Withaya Laohakul, Chonburi FC coach early warned the friendly tonight against Harimau Malaya.
Whether trying to 'play' psychological or otherwise, Laohakul assume the strength of Chonburi team almost equal strength of the national team of Thailand.
Obviously, Chonburi FC will be strengthened by the presence of four of import players and lined up with six Thai national players. They are Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool, Adul Lahso, Anucha Kitpongsri, Natthaphong Samana, Jetsadakorn Hemdaeng and Arthit Sunthornpit. While Chonburi players are imports from Indonesia are Irfan Bachdim, Kazuto Kushida (Japan), Anderson Dos Santos (Brazil) and Fode Diakite Bangaly (Ivory Coast).
"If they (Harimau Malaya) beat us, meaning that they have managed to beat Thailand in action tomorrow night (tonight)."
"I have always believed that our strength is seen very similar to the national team (Thailand) as a six national players in the Chonburi team."
"However, I realize that Malaysia is one of the great teams in Southest Asia."
"What is important now, we are excited and cannot wait to beat national class team," Laohakul said at the press conference at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya yesterday.
Mean, Chonburi's goalkeeper Sinthaweechai Hathairattannakool want to make the game against Harimau Malaya as important match.
This is because the who has made 71 appearances for the national team of Thailand's only being reserved when Thailand played against the Harimau Malaya at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012.
"I know that Malaysia is a great team and at the same time, I realize it's great opportunity to have a games with Malaysia again.
"Now I am able to get the opportunity and I certaintly eager to help my club to win the match tomorrow (tonight)" he said.