Sum Vanna: Team spirit is the key to a superb win over EDC

June 16, 2019 - 9:14 AM | Article by Sophak

Phnom Penh Crown thrashed Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) 5-0 at the EDC Stadium to claim their third league victory in a row, with Sum Vanna pointing out that team spirit is the key to the Red Singha’s current success.

Phnom Penh Crown produced a five star performance with their great dominance of the match, taking a two goal lead at the half-time break before bagging other three goals in the second half to record a convincing away win.

Paulo Victor netted from the penalty spot to take Phnom Penh Crown the lead before an own goal from Electricite Du Cambodge goalkeeper Khuon Udom extended Phnom Penh Crown’s lead to 2-0.

Ouk Sothy headed home from the far post to make it 3-0 for Phnom Penh Crown, and two late goals from second-half substitutes Lim Pisoth and Zath Rozak handed Phnom Penh Crown a tremendous victory over Prak Vuthy’s side.

Sum Vanna brought in Zath Rozak and Lim Pisoth to replace Shuhei Mitsuhashi and injured Paulo Victor respectfully as he wanted to give a chance to his young players ahead of the Hun Sen Cup, in which only local players are eligible to take part.

The 38-year-old caretaker manager told ppcfc.com: “First of all, thanks to our staff, management team, and especially our players. We, actually, have the quality, and we try to keep the ball possession. We have also worked a lot on our attack.

“I really have faith in my young players. Of course, there is room for improvement, but we are working hard to strengthen our attack. We didn’t get good results at the beginning of the season as we were lack of team spirit and team work.

“Then from each game, we are trying to raise the team spirit. We had a good transition from defense to attack and from attack to defense. We have watched several games of Electricite Du Cambodge, and we learn that they have some issues with their defense. Whenever we had the ball in the attacking third, we tried to push forward quickly.

“We have made a big change related to the way we train, and it is different from before. We all work hard to achieve our goal.

“Lim Pisoth is a part of the first team squad, but he is busy with our Academy Team U18. He often joins the training with the first team. Then we made up our mind to give him an opportunity to play because he is an outstanding player, who will be a good addition for us in the Hun Sen Cup.

“We need to give a chance to different players as we want to rotate our players to make sure they get some playing time.”

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