Yeu Muslim watches world-class full-backs to learn from them after switching role to right-back
May 15, 2020 - 9:49 AM | អត្ថបទដោយ៖ ពិដោរ កុរច័ន្ទរតនា
Yeu Muslim revealed that he has watched world-class right-backs the like of Brazilian star Dani Alves to learn from them after he was asked to play as a right-back by Phnom Penh Crown coach Sum Vanna this season.
The Cambodia international midfielder is hopeful to return to his primary role as a midfielder, but admits that it is hard for him to get enough playing time as the Red Singha have many good midfielders.
The Phnom Penh Crown No. 7 has played a huge part in the club’s impressive defensive record this season as they have yet to concede a single goal from their opening five Metfone Cambodian League matches.
Yeu Muslim told ppcfc.com: “At the club, I’m now training as a right-back. The coach has played me as a right-back, and I first found it hard to understand this role. I have started to watch foreign players who play in this role to learn from them and apply what I’ve learned into the games. It’s not easy to switch role as my primary role is a midfielder or striker, but I will always do my best.
“We have a lot of midfielders at the club. At the moment, we are in need of a right-back, so I must grab this chance and give my all to impress the coach. I don’t get much game time if I play as a midfielder, so it’s important for me to switch the role.
“Right-back is not my permanent role because I prefer midfielder to full-back, so when the right time comes to me, I’ll go back to a midfield position as it is my favorite position.”