Jonathan Campbell on his future: My ambition is to play outside Cambodia

មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង November 20, 2019


Phnom Penh៖ Jonathan Campbell reveals his ambition after winning the Cambodian League title as he wants to play outside Cambodia, but won’t deny a chance to remain in the Cambodian League next season.

Winning the league championships with Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng last season is Jonathan Campbell’s first ever major trophy in his professional football career.

The center-back is amazed by his contribution that helped the Svay Rieng side win their second league title in the club’s history.

Jonathan Campbell told “I think I have ambitions of playing outside of Cambodia, but I love this country, so you never know.

“It was an amazing feeling, but it was weird because once we won it, our team initially wasn’t that excited. It wasn’t until we played Asia Euro United and received the trophy in Svay Rieng that everyone started letting their emotions out about winning the league even though we had won it the previous week against Ministry of National Defense.”

Last season was Jonathan Campbell’s second season in the Cambodian League as he made his debut season in Cambodia’s top flight with Phnom Penh Crown in 2018.

The American born stated that his full-season experience with Phnom Penh Crown played a part in helping him settle well with Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng last season.

“Maybe a little bit, in terms of getting to know my opposition teams in the league,” said the 28-year-old.

“But, I think it’s more about many other factors. At Svay Rieng, we had a very strong lineup, but were also very tactically good because of our coach. So, it was a combination of many factors that made us successful.”


By: Sophak Huy