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Buriram: Port FC manager Sarawut Treephan will look to build on the positives of the club’s very first appearance in the AFC Champions League group stage and highlight them in the kickoff dispatch of the Thai League at the end of July.
Port finished third in Group J with eight points from six matches and closed their campaign with a 5-1 loss to Guangzhou FC, although Sarawut is unhappy that his side allowed the PR club China to score his first goal this year. competition.
“We are happy with the result but of course we are not happy to have conceded the goal,” he said.
âBut after conceding the goal, we rebounded and we scored immediately. Now we have to do our homework, we have to become a better team so that we can perform better again and be a better team in the Thai League as well. “
Sergio Suarez gave Port an early lead and although Guangzhou equalized through Ning Haoxu, Bordin Phala and David Rochela struck to give the Thai team plenty of breathing space before their own goal against Wang Wenxuan and the fifth end of the season. Charyl Chappius.
“I want to thank the supporters,” said Sarawut, whose team – like all teams in the competition – had to play behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. “Even though they can’t get into the stadium, we feel the support of all the supporters away from home, but we’re sorry that we couldn’t get the result.”
Guangzhou, meanwhile, returns to China without a point from his six games with coach Liu Zhiyu admitting his inexperienced young side learned a number of lessons from their involvement in the continental championship.
“I have really complicated feelings about this night, but we learned something from this game,” he said. âI can’t explain very well, but in the attack we pushed our lines forward today and that’s why we had a lot of open space behind us.
âI have to deal with this loss myself. We must gain confidence in the combativeness of the players. There were some mistakes that caused us to concede goals, so we have to review the recordings and make the most of them. “