Teerasil and Diogo take the spotlight
All eyes on Teerasil and Diogo duo
Thailand striker Teerasil Dangda is expected to make his debut at BG Pathum United on Sunday when the Thai League 1 leaders visit relegation strugglers Police Tero.
The 32-year-old, widely regarded as Thailand's best striker of his generation, is likely to form a 'dream strike force' with Brazilian forward Diogo Luis Santo.
The duo are two of the most successful players in Thai league history as Teerasil and Diogo won a lot of trophies with Muang Thong United and Buriram United respectively.
Diogo and Teerasil joined BG Pathum recently and the former has already debuted for the Rabbits.
"With Teerasil and Diogo, I am sure that our team will be stronger," BG director Surachai Jaturapattarapong told a pre-match press conference yesterday.
BG are seven points ahead of Port, but Surachai is not carried away by the big lead. "We cannot underestimate any teams," he said.
Police Tero got off to a fast start to the season but have since run out of steam and are now just five points above the relegation zone.
Police Tero manager Thanya Wongnak admitted they have a tough task against the pacesetters.
"Of course, BG are the favourites in this match," he said. "We have several new players who did well in warm-up games. We will do our best. Our target is to remain in the top flight."
Second-ranked Port, who are seven points behind BG, will try to bounce back from their loss to Buriram in the FA Cup last 16 round in midweek.
On paper, they should have few problems against Sukhothai, whom they host today.
The league resumed last weekend, after a one-month break due to a new surge in Covid-19 cases, with Port beating Chiang Rai in a rearranged game.