A few days ago, I read a fabulous book, "Soccer Speed" by By Richard Bate and Ian Jeffreys. They amazed me with their focus on teamwork.
According to them, teamwork is essential both in defence and attack. Their statistics shows that on average, a player cannot hold the ball more than 2 seconds!
Say, in defence, my player No 4 (M4) presses their player No 9 (T9).
So, T9 passes the ball to his teammate T6.
M5 presses T6, which forces T6 to pass to T11 and so on.
T9 --> T6 --> T11 --> T10
M4 M5 M3 ?
If there is no M player to challenge T10, the effort of players M4,M5,M3 go to waste. It would be better for them to have slept or taken a break at that time instead of pressing T players. If they had rested, they would have more energy now. Now they are tired and the ball has passed through their defence line.
The same holds true for attack. No player alone can do magic. Even star strikers like Messi, Neymar need support all around them.
When Myanmar strikers come forward, do they get enough support? More precisely, do they support each other?
When Singapore strikers come forward, do they get enough support? More precisely, do they support each other?
When Thai strikers come forward, do they get enough support? More precisely, do they support each other?
"Glory players," players who play for their own personal glory do not win matches. Nor in-fighting generals win wars: read about German invasion of Soviet Union in World War II.