Choun Chanchav: We must work harder than 100 per cent

April 22, 2019 - 5:01 PM | Post by ណាវឌ្ឍន៍

Phnom Penh Crown midfielder Choun Chanchav has demanded his side to train harder than 100 per cent after the Red Singha went down 5-1 to Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng last week.

Last week’s painful defeat at Svay Rieng is Phnom Penh Crown’s third defeat in their first four league matches this season after a 3-2 defeat to Boeung Ket and 3-1 loss to Visakha at the Smart RSN Stadium.

Following a bitter loss to Conor Nestor’s side, the 19-year-old admitted that Phnom Penh Crown were lack of confidence and that the team performance was below their normal standard, too.

With Phnom Penh Crown securing only three points from four matches, the midfielder has called on his teammates to make a quick recovery from a slow start to the new league season and get back to their form ahead of the next league fixtures.

“We must work much harder and concentrate more on the games and training. We need to train more than 100 per cent and help each other to improve,” Choun Chanchav told

“It’s a very tough game for us as they are a strong team with more experience than us. We were also lack of confidence, and we didn’t play well as a team.

“However, we must do our job, play our games, and apply what we have trained in the training with the resource we have.

“There’s room for improvement in our defense as we need to be more confident in the game. We can’t make mistakes during the game.”



Choun Chanchav, whose primary role is a midfielder, was, yet, used as a center-back against Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng pointed out that there is no much difference between both roles.

“It’s a bit different, but not so much different to play as a center-back as it is my first game [as a center-back]. In general, it seems Ok just like when I play as a defensive midfielder,” explained the midfielder.

“I understand how our supporters feel as we suffered a lot in our first four matches. I know they are frustrated, and so am I as a player.

“We are, however, committed to working twice as hard as we can to fix the problems, so please keep supporting us to make us strong.”