Two nations looking to get their first points at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup clash as Myanmar and Timor-Leste meet at the National Stadium on Wednesday.

Myanmar were competitive for spells in a 3-0 loss against Singapore in their opening match and their coach Antoine Hey is hopeful that they’ll be able to find a winning formula against Timor-Leste.

“We were disappointed by the result although I thought that we played a decent match and had a lot of possession where we created some good movements and chances; I think that the lack of playing time for the side showed though," said the German.

Hey, who recently re-signed for a further two years with the Myanmar Football Federation, has been at pains to point out that this is a squad in transition yet it’s still a group that he feels can achieve success at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup and that starts tomorrow against the Timorese.

“We are building a group of players for the future and as I’ve said it’s very difficult with the lack of competitive football that the team has had.

“There are two fresh new injuries I’m dealing with after the Singapore match and it’s possible that we may need to use players not in their natural position as we’re not in a situation where we can afford to rest or rotate players with the main objective now being to find a settled team and winning formula.

“As for Timor-Leste I was very impressed with how they played and we are not in a position to underestimate any nation at this tournament so we will prepare thoroughly, look to play well, get a good result and get back on track.”

That’s also the aim for a Timor-Leste side that fell 2-0 to the might of Thailand on the opening day of the tournament.

Fabio Maciel’s team are still chasing their first points at the AFF Suzuki Cup and the Brazilian coach sees this an ideal opportunity to create history.

“Even though we are facing a strong opposition we are targeting our first points at the AFF Suzuki Cup, it would be a fantastic achievement for the nation because we are improving year-by-year and we have many good players with natural ability.”

One of the more pleasing aspects from that clash with Thailand was the willingness of his side to not simply bow down to their more fancied opposition and rather look to take the game to the Thais and that’s an approach that Maciel says he won’t deviate from against Myanmar.

“I think I can say that I am the most offensive-minded coach at the tournament and with Myanmar also looking to play football this should be a good match.

“Football is a beautiful game where fans come to look to be entertained and where so-called smaller nations can beat bigger ones so that is my mentality.

“I won’t play long-ball football with this nation and we will remain positive, if we make a mistake then we will try again, if we make a second mistake we will try again and if we make a third mistake we will try again.”