Muangthong United coach Dragan Talajic faced the media with captain Datskon Thonglo in advance of today's match in the LFP World Challenge.
When asked how Talajic plans to contain his former star striker, Teerasil Dangda, now on loan to Almeria, he replied, "Lock him up in a jail and not let him out." Talajic also half-joked that he was concerned that once Almeria see the quality of Muangthong United there will be "2 or 3 others you will want to take from us."
Talajic also commented on the spate of injuries to his squad and the challenge this presents tomorrow. He promised, however, that this would not be a simple match for Almeria.
Talajic, moreover, sees this event as a message to the world about the quality of Thai professional football, and Muangthong United. He commented that when a respected team from one of the world's top leagues (La Liga) select Thailand as part of their pre-season development, it represents progress and recognition of quality.
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