Sum Vanna on why the Red Singha can score many goals against Kampong Cham

July 1, 2019 - 1:32 PM | Article by Sophak

Phnom Penh Crown caretaker manager Sum Vanna revealed the reasons Kampong Cham conceded many goals as the Red Singha demolished the province-based club 17-2 at the Army Stadium yesterday.

Paulo Victor scored six goals, and Lim Pisoth bagged a hat-trick, while Brak Thiva struck twice, with one goal each from Va Sokthorn, Mao Piseth, Ouk Sothy, Pov Ponvuthy, Neou Sosela, and an own goal by Osie helped Phnom Penh Crown put seventeen goals past Kampong Cham.

Kampong Cham were initially beaten 10-0 by Phnom Penh Crown in the first leg of the Hun Sen Cup round of last 16 on Thursday last week, meaning that they had only two days to prepare their league clash with Phnom Penh Crown.

Thol Kosal’s side were required to play their home match against the Red Singha in the neutral ground as they had issues with their pitch, so they needed to travel from Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh.

Sum Vanna told ppcfc.com: “We know we would win the game, but winning 17-2 is unbelievable. We defeated them [10-0] in the Hun Sen Cup [last Thursday], so they had issues with their recovery.

“They also travelled for many hours to face us, so they had spent much energy already.

“How we played is quite similar to the tactic we used in the Hun Sen Cup. We tried to be focused during the first half, but we still conceded from the penalty spot.

“The players underestimated the opponents, so we conceded two goals. We should have defended better, but our players were desperate to attack.

“We were lack of concentration, so they scored in the final minute. We should not be too happy with the result as they are the team at the bottom of the league table.”

Phnom Penh Crown will face Boeung Ket in their opening league match in the second round of the Metfone Cambodian League this Sunday, so Sum Vanna has urged his side to be ready for this important match.

Sum Vanna said: “Boeung Ket are a tough team, and we lost [2-3] to them in the first round of the season. We, therefore, need to be more focused and play with high spirit.”

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