Thailand is still the best team in Southeast Asia, and Indonesia will have a difficult time playing against them, Persib Bandung striker Sergio Van Dijk said in a recent interview.
Indonesia was drawn into group A at the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, along with defending champions Thailand, four-time champions Singapore and co-hosts Philippines.
“It’s very difficult for us. Everyone knows Thailand is the best team in the region, while the Philippines are the second strongest, according to FIFA ranking”, Van Dijk told local newspapers.
“It will be a wonderful experience for the national team”, he said.