Indonesia will be looking to maintain a perfect start at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup as they prepare to face a Laos side still chasing their first points and goal at the tournament.

The Garudas kicked their campaign off with a 4-2 win over Cambodia on Thursday and coach Shin Tae-yong knows it’s important to build upon that result whilst also addressing what he termed some defensive issues.

“I think we played fairly well but there will be some changes to the defensive line because we conceded two goals and although we will continue to tell the team to play with confidence, the goals we conceded is something we need to work on.”

As for the challenge of facing Laos, the Korean coach was more than confident that his side will be able to get the job done against an opponent that he termed the weakest in the group.

“Frankly speaking I think they are the weakest team, their squad seems not so strong, they’ve conceded the highest number of goals and even though they played in a more attacking manner in their second match they conceded even more goals so if we stick to our game plan we will do well.

“There will be no change to the way that we play and I’ll ask my attacking players to stay hungry and score as many goals as possible and to keep pressing and control the ball.”

Laos know that they have a huge mountain to climb after having lost both of their opening games but coach V. Selvaraj said he’ll use the comments from his Indonesian counterpart to motivate his players.

“We have quality players and belief in the team and if only I had more time with the players then things could be different but when I hear comments about our squad then definitely I will show that to the players and use it as motivation.

“Indonesia are a very good team, well organised and they play with energy, intensity and they are pressing all the time but we have a game plan and will try to execute that with confidence and belief.”