"Exciting times" for Thailand football and players

Football Association of Thailand President Worawi Makudi believes these are 'exciting times' for Thailand football and his players are as good as those from other countries. "They have the ability," he said. '"I have no doubt about that. All they need is the opportunity to show foreign clubs just what they can do. And now, they're getting it." Asked how he felt the three selected Thailand players would perform in trials that have been arranged for them at English Premier League club Manchester City, Worawi said: 'I think they will do well in the trials. They are still young and have a strong desire to play in the Premier League."

Sutee Suksomkit, 29, who plays his club football for Singapore S-League side Tampines Rovers, agrees. "I think it's a good opportunity for the three of them. They now have a chance to prove themselves in the Premiership," he said. Sutee told the New Paper that Chonburi FC defender Suree Sukha can adapt to English football with ease. "I've played with him in the Asian Cup. And, I think Suree can do well in the Premiership because he's physically strong," he explained.