Thailand Player Ratings: Siroch leads War Elephants comeback

Thailand became the first side to overturn a first-leg deficit in a two-legged final to win the AFF Suzuki Cup. So who are the heroes for Kiatisuk Senamuang’s side?  

Kawin Thamsatchanan 6

Did not have much to do all game with his side virtually doing all the attacking, bar collecting a cross into his area in the dying moments.

Adison Promrak 7

The 23-year-old did well as the right-most defender of a three-man backline, producing a few key interceptions and was dominant in the air throughout.

Tanaboon Kesarat 7

Slotted right back into the line-up after recovering from injury and was rock solid at the heart of defence. Was put under pressure on a few occasions, but did well to get out of all of them.

Pratum Chuthong 6

The 33-year-old almost had the dream start to the game after putting the ball into the back of the net on three minutes, but was correctly adjudged to be in an offside position. Otherwise he did decent on the left side of the three-man backline.

Tristan Do 7

Did well in his accustomed right wing-back role, going forward well on a few occasions and most importantly shutting out Indonesia danger man Rizki Pora down his flank – to the extent that the latter was hauled off on 73 minutes.

Charyl Chappuis 7   

Inspired decision by Kiatisuk to bring in this man in place of Pokklaw Anan. The Switzerland-born midfielder produced an assured display in just his second start of the tournament, rarely losing the ball and was a good shield in front of the back four before being subbed on 82 minutes.

Sarach Yooyen 6.5

With Chappuis largely sitting back, Sarach was given the license to roam forward to support the attack. However the 24-year-old was outshone by the other attackers.

Theerathon Bunmathan 8

Was an attacking threat down the left all game and put in several good crosses, one of those which led to the Thais’ first goal on 37 minutes. Could have scored on 78 minutes, but took a tad too long to make up his mind as his attempted chip was denied by Indonesia keeper Kurnia Meiga.

Chanathip Songkrasin 8.5

Big games seem to bring the best out of this little magician. The twinkled-toed 23-year-old was simply unplayable in his no. 10 role, threading through several visionary passes and often wriggled out of tight spaces with his superb dribbling ability. Did well to release Siroch for the Thais’ second goal.

Siroch Chatthong 9

Photo: Thai FA

The gangly forward was the key difference between the two sides with his tireless running down the channels and of course goal-scoring ability.

He may have gotten the rub of the green for the first goal, but there was certainly no luck involved for his second – a peach of a curler past the helpless Meiga. Even earned a late penalty, which Teerasil could not convert.  

Teerasil Dangda 6.5

Worked his socks off all game, but this was clearly not his best day. The Thailand captain had a few poor touches and lacked his usual composure in front of goal. Fluffed a one-on-one with Meiga on 71 minutes, before seeing his penalty straight down the middle denied by the latter.

Substitutes

Pokklaw Anan N.A.

Came on for Chappuis with eight minutes to go and did well to help the defence out to shut out Indonesia playmaker Stefano Lilipaly.

Sarawut Masuk N.A.

Replaced Siroch at the end of regulation time and did not have time to make an impact.  

Prakit Deeprom N.A.

Came on for Chanathip deep into regulation time to run down the clock.