Thiago Dos Santos: We are capable of being the champions again

មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង March 3, 2020


Svay Rieng៖ Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng’s new signing Thiago Dos Santos is confident that the Svay Rieng side have everything it takes to defend their Metfone Cambodian League title this season.

Conor Nestor’s side are having a 100 per cent start to the new league season after they registered three wins from their first three matches to sit second in the league table.

The midfielder is grateful for how he is treated at the two-time champions of Cambodia following his arrival as he also believes that his wide range of experience in Thailand and Korea has helped him settle quickly at Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.

The Brazilian told “Yes, I think we have a great team, an intelligent coach, and staff that works hard to support the players. That is why I think we are fully capable of being champions once again.

“We are 100 per cent in the competition, but it has not been easy as all the teams want to win us because we were the champions last year. We have a notion that we are the team to beat this season. I think that humility, seriousness, and hard work are the main factors to reach our goals.

“I think my team gave me the necessary support for my quick adaptation here, and certainly the coach is very important too because he knows the player and the player’s style of play. For me, I was very well received by everyone here.

“I played for three years in Thailand and a year in Korea, so I am always prepared for difficulties and challenges. I think the difference here is that the game is more intense, faster, and harder than in Thailand. I think Cambodia and Korea have a similar style, so I think these experiences of mine also helped me to adapt here.

“My position is to support defense and attack, so I have to know how to do both functions. Thanks to God – I have helped my companions, but I still need to improve a lot more.”


By: Sophak Huy