Jagatic: Future looking bright for Myanmar

Myanmar assistant coach Miroslav Jagatic warned rivals that a young team will be back with experience for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.

The White Angels reached the knockout stages of the competition after beating Cambodia and Malaysia, but were unceremoniously bundled out 6-0 on aggregate by Thailand.

Jagatic was happy with his charges performance at the tournament, where two good wins revealed a team with great potential.

"The average in our team today was 21 and with six players around 20 years old," revealed the German.

"In two years time you will see us back and not making the same mistakes.

"This tournament has been a good experience for them. We can be proud of our young team in Myanmar. They are the future. If we get more experience, you will see, we are coming."

Jagatic also congratulated defending champions Thailand for a dominant display in the second leg of the semi-final, where they won 4-0.

"Congratulations to Thailand for winning the game," he added. 

"For all of us, in our team, the result was too big; four goals is too high.

"Some situations were difficult for us. We knew that Thailand is a strong team, dangerous in the last third, but we had our chances too we just didn't score them, and that's still a problem.

"Nevertheless a 4-0 loss is really too high. We are very disappointed because we had a good preparation and good support from the people in Myanmar. But football is not always fair."

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