Thailand's under-23 national squad, supported by four Muangthong players, finished top of their group in the 2014 Asian Games, Incheon, with a perfect record.
The anchor of the team has turned out to be Muangthong's keeper, Kawin Thamsatchanan, who was also honoured as flag bearer at the opening ceremony. With plenty of experience under his belt from Muangthong United, Kawin has not allowed a single goal in all 3 matches the squad has faced.
The opening match was a 2-0 win over Maldives. The team then went on to down East Timor 3-0, and in their final group stage match hammered Indonesia 6-0.
Kawin states, "We have the goal to win, and my teammates put on a great show," and praised the team for their hard work and determination.
With the wins, Thailand is top of Group E and will face China in the round of 16 match on Thursday, Sept. 25th. Thailand has never won a medal at the Asian games, however this time around the squad is expected to perform well and there is optimism of gold.
As well as Kawin, three other Muangthong players feature: midfielder Sarach Yuyen, defender Suriya Singmuy, plus on-loan player Sarawut Kanlayanabundit.