By FOX Sports staff
The Thunder Castle picked up their first win in Group E on Wednesday after seeing off their Chinese Super League opponents in a dominant display, with their goals coming from captain Suchao Nutnum and midfield general Charyl Chappuis.
The result also allowed them to climb up the foot of the table into third place, and they are now only two points behind leaders FC Seoul.
With another home game against second place Vegalta Sendai coming up on April 24, Attaphol wants his side to gather momentum as they bid to reach the knockout stage.
"I am happy with the victory," he said on the AFC's official website. "But we will not look any further than this as we need to plan our strategy match by match.
"We need to win our next home game to improve our chances of reaching the next stage."
The experienced tactician did however admit he was pleased with almost every aspect of his side's performance on Wednesday, and was happy they proved they were not in the competition just to make up the numbers.
"I have to compliment the players who played very well," Attaphol added.
"We had good control in defence and did not give many chances to our opponents, while we also had excellent teamwork. It proved that we can win if we can stay focused."
Nonetheless, Buriram's victory was blighted by what looked to be a serious injury to Chappuis, who appeared to twist his knee badly while celebrating his goal.
Attaphol was unable to confirm how long the 21-year-old would be out for, but conceded it was unlikely he would be fit for the game against Vegalta.
"Regarding the injury to Charyl Chappuis, I will have to wait for the medical report," he explained.
"But I don't think he will be able to play in the next match in the AFC Champions League against Vegalta Sendai, although we still have good players [to replace him with]."
Jiangsu coach Dragan Okuka admitted his side did not deserve to win on Wednesday based on their performance, and is hoping they can improve ahead of their next continental outing against Seoul.
"We did not play well," he lamented. "I thought that we could win but Buriram played better.
"We will try to fix our mistakes from this games and look to get three points from the next match against FC Seoul."
In Group E's other game on Wednesday, Seoul were handed their first defeat of the campaign as Vegalta ran out 1-0 winners at the Yurtec Stadium Sendai.
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