Pich Owen: I need to be patient for my chances

March 29, 2019 - 3:59 PM | អត្ថបទដោយ៖ ណាវឌ្ឍន៍

Pich Owen is convinced that he can impress Phnom Penh Crown head coach Leonardo Vitorino, with the midfielder stating that patience is the key that can help him succeed at the Red Singha. The 20-year-old, who has joined Phnom Penh Crown this season, made his first league debut for the club on March 16, when the six-time champions of Cambodia were beaten 3-2 at their Smart RSN Stadium by Boeung Ket in the Cambodian Classic Match. The midfielder, who was brought on in the second half of a disappointing loss to Boeung Ket, admitted that he is in the process of learning to adapt to the quality of Cambodia’s top flight, while hot weather is his big concern.

“I am still young, so I’m learning. I need to work hard at every workout and be patient for my chances,” Pich Owen told ppcfc.com. “I think the hardest part here is adapting to the heat and afterwards to adapt to the style of team play, where the quality to play in the Metfone Cambodian League will be done step by step with playing time.”

Pich Owen is committed to working hard in the training to be 100 per cent fit for the match as he is hungry for more playing time. “My first impression on my first league game is that I’m happy to have played a few minutes despite the negative result [lost 2-3] to Boeung Ket, but we could see that the match was very intense too,” added the midfielder. “All matches are important for me. I was on the bench [against Boeung Ket] because I think physically I’m not yet 100%, but I work hard in every training to be there as quickly as possible to help the team. “Yes, we are working hard in the training sessions to punch our game and play the race.”

Phnom Penh Crown will face the Metfone Cambodian League newcomers, Bati Youth, in their first away match of the season at the Bati Training Center this Sunday as they are determined to win three points.