Shuhei Mitsuhashi ready to fight for the results
April 20, 2019 - 9:18 AM | Article by Sophak
Phnom Penh Crown are not having a great start to the new Metfone Cambodian League season after securing only three points from their first three matches, but midfielder Shuhei Mitsuhashi is ready to give his best to help the team. The Red Singha were beaten 3-2 at home by Boeung Ket in their league opener before snatching their first victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Bati Youth U18. They then went down 3-1 at home against Visakha prior to the Khmer New Year break. Shuhei Mitsuhashi, who returned from an injury, made a huge impact in his first league appearance for Leonardo Vitorino’s side through his pace and skills after he came on in the second half as he produced some good shots saved by Visakha goalkeeper Keo Soksela.
The 24-year-old is likely to make his first start in Phnom Penh Crown’s visit at Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng this Sunday, and he is hopeful to help the six-time champions of Cambodia create momentum through his dribbling skill and pace.
“I always want to produce momentum for the team by getting involved in scoring goals, dribbling, and making space through my pace. I’m not 100% fit yet, but I will do my best when I get into the game,” the Japanese told ppcfc.com.
“I want to score in every game I play, and I also want to assist. I will try to make good dribble and pass, and it’s all what I am thinking about whenever I am in the game. The objective is to win the game for the team.”
Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng top the league table after securing nine points from three matches, though Shuhei Mitsuhashi is still confident that Phnom Penh Crown can take out a positive outcome from this Sunday’s encounter.
“It will be a difficult game against Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng, but we believe in our team. I believe that we can get the victory with the great involvement of everyone at the club. We are working hard for the team and supporters,” the midfielder explains.
“Our team has changed to a new team after the Khmer New Year break. We have set high commitment and are also feeling to fight in each game, and that is what I want everyone to see.”