It seems Yoon Jong-hwan will rotate his squad in cup games this year too as he decided to give the players who started against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on Friday a rest and instead bring different players to Thailand for the ACL group stage match agianst Buriram United, according to Sports Nippon.
The team have arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport ahead of the ACL match against Buriram United. Bangkok Glass FC bus was waiting for us at the airport☺ Thank you so much as always! We have a rest at the hotel today and will travel to Buriram tomorrow! #SakuraSpectacle pic.twitter.com/xYYWBG7Yfk— Cerezo Osaka (@crz_english) March 3, 2018
The team already arrived in Thailand to prepare for Tuesday’s match yesterday.
Although not all details are revealed, vice captain Daichi Akiyama is likely to wear the armband. Young players like Hiroto Yamada and Mizuki Ando, as well as experienced player like Teruyuki Moniwa, are with the team in Thailand and Sports Nippon suggests a possibility that Yamada, who just turned professional after finishing his time at Cerezo Osaka U-18, may be picked for the starting eleven.