Seut Baraing on his penalty miss: It’s the hardest night of my career

នូ មករា September 21, 2019


Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Crown lost their chance to win the Hun Sen Cup this season after they were beaten 5-4 on penalty shootouts by Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng at the National Olympic Stadium on Thursday night.

It was goalless after a tough ninety minutes, meaning that the Hun Sen Cup semi-final went into penalty shootouts as there was no extra time rule.

Phnom Penh Crown goalkeeper Kong Chanvuthy saved Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng’s first penalty taken by Nen Sothearoth, giving the Red Singha a huge advantage.

Yeu Muslim, Sok Sovann, Orn Chanpolin, and Va Sokthorn scored to give Sum Vanna’s side a 4-3 lead, and if Seut Baraing had scored, he would have sent Phnom Penh Crown into the final.

The left-back’s penalty was stopped by Sovanarath, who then saved Brak Thiva’s penalty before Suon Sovan scored to help Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng reach the Hun Sen Cup final, where they face Boeung Ket, who demolished Visakha 4-0 in the semi-final.

One day after missing the decisive penalty, Seut Baraing took to social media to show his disappointment and apologize his club’s supporters.

On his Facebook, the left-back wrote: “It was the hardest night in my football career and life. It’s the night when I made everyone disappointed. I missed the [decisive] penalty, and I’m very disappointed with myself.

“Please accept my sincere apology, but I know that’s not enough for the Phnom Penh Crown supporters. You all came and showed your amazing support to us for the entire game.

“I have already tried my best to defend the club’s badge because the club is where I started my football career.

“Again, I’m sorry to my teammates, coaches, and staff.”

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