Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is convinced about the quality of Thailand football.
Fowler recently played and coached at club level in Bangkok.
He told LFCtour.com: "Training the kids today was a treat because they are so natural. I've said it for a long time but the players in Thailand - and in this part of the world - are as technically gifted and skilful as many of the players in English football.
"Their close control, their flicks and their ability to beat players is unbelievable. I saw it up close when I was playing and managing over here and I'm not being biased when I say it but I had a couple of players playing for me who wouldn't have looked out of place in England - they were that good.
"However, what lets down most of the players in Thailand and the reason why one hasn't broken through yet is the fact that they haven't really been taught the football basics that we take for granted in England."