South Korea coach Uli Stielike insisted that his side will not underestimate Myanmar in their joint qualifiers of 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Campaign encounter.
Taegeuk Warriors will open their qualifiers campaign in Bangkok, Thailand after the opponents were forced to play in a neutral venue following Fifa’s suspension for crowd trouble in 2011.
Ahead of the game against the South East Asian side which will be held at Rajamangala National Stadium on June 16, Stielike has announced his 23-man squad amid mandatory military service for several players.
“There are many people who are already predicting a win against Myanmar, but it is clear we have to respect our opponents and do well to achieve victory,” the German tactician told reporters.
The 2015 Asian Cup runners-up will meet UAE in a warm-up match at Seoul World Cup Stadium on June 11 before heading to South East Asia five days later.