Thailand drub Zimbabwe but Robson unimpressed (30 December 2009)

BANGKOK: Bryan Robsonís Thailand scored a confidence-boosting 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in a preparatory friendly Tuesday.

The South East Asian side are preparing for their AFC Asian Cup 2011 Group E qualifier against Jordan on January 6.

Defender Suttinun Phukhom scored a brace at the Thai-Japanese Stadium for Robsonís side while substitute forward Kirati Keowsombat fired the other goal.

The scoreline might have been impressive but failed to impress the exacting Robson.

"Zimbabwe tried to defend and we had to be patient and wait for scoring chances," former England skipper Robson said.

"Our defence played well but our passing must be more accurate against Jordan."

Robson said he wants Teerasil Dangda, who is nursing an injury, to return to help the team.

Iran are currently in control of Group E with seven points while Singapore are second with six points. The Thais have five points and are in third while their rivals Jordan are at the bottom of the table with four points.

Only the top two teams from the group advance to the 2011 finals.