Indonesia coach Bima Sakti called on his team to put aside their surprise defeat to Singapore in their Group B opener, and focus on recording their first win of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 campaign against Timor-Leste at the Gelora Bung Karno on Tuesday.

The 1-0 defeat to the Singaporeans in Kallang, courtesy of Hariss Harun's 37th minute strike, also saw the dismissal of right-back Putu Gede for two bookable offences, in what what was a forgettable night in the Lion City for Sakti's men.

"We have to win against Timor-Leste to get back on track," said the coach, noting that goal difference could play a factor in the group after Thailand defeated the Timorese 7-0 in their opener.

"Players are well aware of the importance of goal difference in this tournament, but I do not want to burden the players with pressure on scoring many goals.

"We do need to make sure we win, though."

Meanwhile, Timor Leste will be without suspended goalkeeper Aderito after the custodian was sent off in the comprehensive defeat to the Thais, but the visitors' coach Norio Tsukitate insisted his team were not too down following their difficult Matchday One defeat in Thailand.

"My team is not afraid of anyone," said the Japanese tactician. 

"Whomever I pick from the side, senior or younger players, they are all the same. The only difference is experience. 

"But, I must emphasise, that none of my squad fears any opponent we will face.

"I have prepared a strategy for the match against Indonesia, but I might still change it ahead of kick-off."