Coach Alexandre Gama has called on Buriram United to show the same winning attitude in Wednesday’s AFC Champions League clash with Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka which has seen the Thailand champions top Group F with a 100% record heading into the halfway stage.
Quarter-finalists in the 2013 edition, Buriram were eliminated in the group stage of last year’s tournament but have begun their latest continental campaign with back-to-back wins over Korean FA Cup winners Seongnam FC and China’s Guangzhou R&F.
And Gama will be looking for another resilient performance on the road when Buriram travel to Osaka to face the 2008 champions, with Gamba yet to pick up a point following two defeats.
“Though we won two games and are leading in the group, we have a long way to go. I only care about the next opponent,” said Buriram coach Gama following the win over Guangzhou R&F.
“We have more games to go and my players have to keep the same attitude all the time. It is too early to talk about qualification.
“Regardless of who our opponent is, I always have faith in my own team, with strong hope that they can show their ability.”