Myanmar Player Ratings: Underdogs flounder under pressure

Thailand ran riot all over Myanmar as the Burmese team went down 4-0 in the second leg of the semi-finals. Did any of the Myanmar players performed despite the heavy defeat? FourFourTwo hands out the ratings...

Kyaw Zin Phyo - 5

Nervy performance throughout, which certainly didn’t help his defenders. Could have done better for Thailand’s third goal, after he was beaten at the near post. Not a game to remember for the keeper. 

David Htan - 6 

Was his industrious self once more, but there was only so much he could do on his own. Up against Chanathip and Tanaboon, Htan tried his best to keep them at bay and succeeded to a certain extent. 

Phyo Ko Ko Thein - 5

The centre-back had a decent first half, but endured a torrid time in the second half. Cannot be made to take the sole blame of the defeat though. 

Zaw Min Tun - 6

Zaw was superb for the first 60 minutes, but he somehow switched off after that and the result was two more Thailand goals. Should have done a lot better against Sirod for the third goal, when he was outmuscled easily. 

Nanda Kyaw - 5.5 

The left-back was lucky to stay on the pitch after making a wild lunge at Sarawut. Had a great start to the game but as the game proceeded, he couldn’t keep up with both Sarawut and Tristan Do. 

Yan Naing Oo 6.5

The right winger had a decent outing, but ultimately did not do enough. Did his duties tracking Tanaboon’s run in the defensive third and caused a bit of trouble in the attacking third, yet, he was lacking that little bit more quality. 

Yan Aung Kyaw - 5 

Supposedly the most experienced player and leader of the team, but did himself no favours with that silly challenge that conceded the penalty for Thailand’s second goal. Lost out in midfield to Sarach as well.

Mg Mg Lwin 5.5

Was harried all night by Pokklaw, and the midfielder couldn’t work his magic which didn’t help matters for Myanmar. A good learning experience for the young midfielder in this tournament though. 

Myo Ko Tun - 6.5

Probably had the best performance out of all the Myanmar players alongside Than Paing. Tried to do almost everything on his own up front, and could have certainly done with more help from his teammates. Missed a clear-cut opportunity in the first half though, which was a blip on what was probably one of his better performance in the tournament.

Than Paing - 6.5

Tried his best in the game and certainly caused a few problems for the three Thailand defenders with his brilliant movement off the ball, but alas, did not have enough to make the difference. Replaced by Suam Lam Mang in the 79th minute. 

Aung Thu - 6

His pace troubled the Thailand defenders early on, but couldn’t make the desired impact he wanted and became quiet thereafter. Went missing in the second half too as Thailand began their onslaught. Like the rest of his teammates, probably a good learning experience from this tournament. 


Suam Lam Mang - N/A

Came on in the 79th minute, and had no real chance to make any impact.

Photos: Myanmar Football Federation