Shane Booysen: Together, we can be stronger
August 22, 2019 - 11:17 AM | Article by Sophak
Shane Booysen believed that Phnom Penh Crown can perform better should they improve their team work and play with full focus during the entire match.
Saying this after his side snatched three points from a hard-fought 3-2 win over G.C National Police in the Cambodian League at the EDC Stadium last week.
The Red Singha were made to work hard to secure an away win over G.C National Police, with Dzarma Bata opening the scoring to give Phnom Penh Crown the lead before Souza Matheus equalized for the home side.
Mustafa Zazai re-took Phnom Penh Crown the lead with a fabulous free-kick, and five minutes later Yeu Muslim extended the visitor’s lead to 3-1 with an easy tap-in after Dzarma Bata’s header was denied by the cross bar.
Souza Matheus scored his second goal for Prak Sovannara’s side from the penalty spot in the seventieth minute, but that’s not enough as Phnom Penh Crown ran out 3-2 winners.
Shane Booysen, who spent the first half of the 2019 Cambodian League season with G.C National Police, was pleased with a narrow win over his former club, but insisted that Phnom Penh Crown need to win their six remaining matches to stand a chance to finish the season in the top-4 zone.
Shane Booysen told ppcfc.com: “I’m really happy that we were able to win our last match because we worked really hard to minimize our mistakes and get the result we need to get to top 4.
“I think if we can all stay focused on our job or role on the pitch for the full 90 minutes, we can improve. We lose focus sometimes and allow [the opposition] teams to come back at us.
“I think all we need to do is to keep playing together as a team. As individuals we are good, but together we are stronger. We have quality players and staff who sacrifice a lot of time and energy to ensure that we reach our objectives every week. We take it one match at a time.”