Posing on the pitch before yesterday's incredible match
What an incredible night. Not only did Phnom Penh Crown get the victory that sends them through to Sunday's AFC President's Cup final but they did it in such a way that they almost made it look easy. They followed the instructions of their coach to the exact letter and were 3-nil up by half-time. I was in cloud cuckoo land. It got harder after the break as the Burmese opposition tried everything to get back into the game, but the defence was resolute and another quick break and goal, and it was all over. 4-0 against last year's cup winners is a result to savour for a long time. The team will rest tomorrow and then start to prepare for the final, against opponents we won't know until Friday night. The players now have the belief in themselves and their leadership to go onto win this competition. They came here as underdogs but they could well go home as champions. We'll take nothing for granted as we have to win a third match, but they have the best chance ever, of giving Cambodian football the biggest shot in the arm it's ever had. This team is making history. It's invigorating to be part of it.
The Crown line-up that is re-writing the history books, here in Taiwan
Labels: AFC President's Cup, Phnom Penh Crown