Orn Chanpolin on the Hun Sen Cup first-leg tie with Ministry of National Defense
August 13, 2019 - 2:07 PM | Article by Sophak
Phnom Penh Crown will travel to the Army Stadium this Wednesday for the first leg of the Hun Sen Cup quarter final with defending champions Ministry of National Defense.
Orn Chanpolin admits that Phnom Penh Crown’s chance to win the Cambodian League title this season is likely over as the Red Singha sit in the sixth place in the league table with seventeen points behind league leaders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.
Therefore, the midfielder is desperate to clinch the Hun Sen Cup as it is the only target that Phnom Penh Crown could achieve this season, and it is also an opportunity for Phnom Penh Crown’s local players to show their quality.
Phnom Penh Crown thrashed Ministry of National Defense 3-1 at the Smart RSN Stadium in the league competition, with the 21-year-old pointing out that it is a good motivation for his side for this Wednesday’s Hun Sen Cup clash.
The Red Singha No. 8 told ppcfc.com: “Our league title race is likely over, but we still have Hun Sen Cup in hands. It’s a tournament that Cambodia’s local players can prove their quality. I think we have quality in the team, and we are ready for the challenge.
“Against Ministry of National Defense will be tough, and at the same time it is a good opportunity for us to show our quality against the defending champions. We will do our best for this upcoming first-leg game against them.
“We defeated them 3-1 in the Cambodian League, and it is a good motivation for us. We, however, can’t underestimate them, so we need to be focused. I think both sides will play with high concentration in the first leg, so there won’t be many goals.
“We don’t need to defend much, and we need to play football in our own ways.”