Prak Chanratana on what it means to win the Siem Reap Derby

មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង September 23, 2019


Siem Reap: Soltilo Angkor registered the Siem Reap Derby win as they ran out 2-1 winners against Angkor Tiger at the Siem Reap Stadium last week.

Prak Chanratana opened the scoring to put Soltilo Angkor in front, but Fernando Torres equalized for Angkor Tiger before Fumiya Kogure’s late strike in the first half helped Soltilo Angkor snatch all the points.

Prak Chanratana said last week’s derby win means so much for the club and especially their supporters, but insisted that Soltilo Angkor are not the best team in Siem Reap.

The former Naga World man believed a huge three points from Angkor Tiger resulted from a great team display as they were aware of the opponent team tactic.

The 27-year-old striker told “Before the game with Angkor Tiger, we trained very hard and prepared our game plan as they liked to play aerial balls with their two big and tall strikers. We had one player to challenge for the ball and another player to cover their second ball.

“We had trained a lot to deal with their long balls. We played very well and tried to help each other to stop them as we were quite aware of how they played.

“We lost to them in the first round of the league, so our victory in the second round means so much to the players, club, and our supporters. We really want to win for everyone.

“I am very happy and excited to score to give an excitement to our supporters, and some of them cried as they were so excited. It’s the most wonderful goal in my career.

“We defeated them, but that doesn’t mean we are the best team in Siem Reap. We never gave up. We tried so hard to beat them. We aren’t the best team in Siem Reap, but we can compete with anyone.”


By: Sophak Huy