The coach of Thailand National Team U-19, Marc Alavedra Palacios was not disappointed with his team's defeat in the match against Borneo FC U-19 in an international friendly match at Segiri Stadium, Samarinda on Wednesday (10/11). Because, from the beginning he did not think about the result. He paid more attention on how the team mechanism in strategy can work well on the pitch.


"Congratulations to Borneo FC U-19 who won the game, my player has been working maximally. For me, this is only a selection event for me to choose the best player for AFC Cup qualification," explained Marc.


Marc explained that he brought 23 players to Indonesia. Fifteen of them are new players, the line up was different from the AFF U-18 Cup squad. As a result, it was very reasonable when his team lost again.


On the other hand, Marc says most of his players lack the hours of flying in the national team. In fact, most of them are newly elected. "Our preparations are also close, but from this result I will screen some players for long-term preparations," he added.


Facing Borneo FC U-19, Marc called the quality of the opponent quite well. Especially in the ball control ability spelled out slick so difficult to grab. In addition, counter attack from Pesut Junior is very dangerous because it has speed above average.


Besides praising the quality of opposing team, Marc also gave a positive appreciation for supporters and the public Samarinda. He also admitted football in Indonesia has the best atmosphere in Southeast Asia.


"A lot of spectators are present and they were very passionate, it's amazing to see such enthusiasm makes the players mentally improved," he explained.


Asked about the interest to train in Indonesia, Marc was quite blushed. He was reluctant to utter his opinion because he still on contrac professionals with Thailand. A lot of targets are put on him. (RIB/KOK)