Stephan Schrock and Manuel Ott believe that Philippines have nothing to fear come November during the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.
The Azkals, who are co-hosting the 11th edition of the biennial football tournament with Myanmar, are in a tough-looking Group A alongside defending champions Thailand, four-time winners Singapore, and Indonesia. But Schrock insists he is not spending his time mulling over the teams in the group, but is focused instead on his country’s performances.
“Personally, I don’t see anyone in the group as a threat,” the 30-year-old, who is hoping to make his debut at the Suzuki Cup, told TODAY. “We are strong enough to beat anyone in the group, and right now, I am totally focused on us winning our matches and not what our opponents do.
“We have no reason to be afraid or scared of anyone.”
Ott, 24, who played in the 2014 Suzuki Cup, shared similar sentiments.
“Of course it’s a tough group, but let’s not forget we have a good squad that has improved tremendously over the last few years,” he said. “We have been preparing well and are confident we can get good results at the Suzuki Cup.”