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San Thaw Thaw: Myanmar are ready for China PR 

Chonburi: Myanmar captain San Thaw Thaw has vowed her team will bounce back from their opening day defeat to defending champions Japan in Group B of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019.

Thet Thet Win’s side held the East Asians at bay for the first 30 minutes but finally succumbed as goals from Yuzuki Yamamoto and Haruka Osawa gave Japan the advantage at half-time.

Myanmar conceded three further goals after the break to eventually lose 5-0 and find themselves at the foot of the group standings, behind third-placed China who also lost their opening encounter.

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“We made a lot of preparation for our opening match against Japan, but the Japanese players were very quick during and their style of play was impressive,” admitted San.

“We are a young squad. This may be a U-19 tournament, but our team is still very young with some of the players still only 16.

“We are not happy with our display against Japan and we’re obviously looking to improve in our next match [against China PR].”

Group B: Japan vs Myanmar

The Zwekapin United forward’s optimism is based on the team spirit which abounds throughout the Southeast Asian outfit’s squad, adding that she believes it will help Myanmar in the rest of the competition – starting on Thursday when they face a China side beaten 2-1 by Korea Republic last time out.

“The great thing about this team here is team spirit. Everyone is united for a common cause and it brings us together as a unit. We are always prepared for the next challenge.”

“We have done our due diligence to face opponents in this competition. The Chinese team are different altogether as compared to Japan. They are a strong side and have quality players as well.

“But our team will analyse their strengths and weaknesses, and we will learn from the mistakes we made against Japan and improve when we face China.”

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