Sundram vows Singapore will go on the offensive against Thailand
The Lions are still smarting from the first-half dismissal of Hafiz Sujad against the Philippines in the opening round of Group A games though the team fought hard to hold the co-hosts to a 0-0 draw.
“We had no choice but to defend against the Philippines as we were down to ten men with an hour to play,” Sundram told FourFourTwo. “ It will be different against Thailand. We will be at full strength and we will be looking to attack and take advantage of their weaknesses to cause them problems.”
In the earlier press conference, the former Tampines Rovers coach, appointed to the national team in May, paid tribute to the War Elephants.
Sundram is aware of the quality that they possessed, especially up front, where the likes of Teerasil Dangda lurks. The Thai striker showed how clinical he could be, with a hat-trick in their 4-2 opening win over Indonesia to follow his brace against Australia four days earlier.
“They are the defending champions and Thailand being Thailand, they will play an attacking game. We have to be ready for that and we know it will be a tough game.”