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VIDEO: What do Consadole Sapporo fans think about Chanathip Songkrasin?

Muangthong United star Chanathip Songkrasin has followed up his AFF Suzuki Cup MVP-winning performance by terrorizing defenders in the 2017 AFC Champions League, helping his team to an undefeated start midway through the group stage.

But in July he’ll take on the biggest challenge of his career when he joins Japan’s Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on a 1.5-year-loan.

As Chanathip prepares for his new life in Japan’s northernmost major city, STASAMPO hosts Cesare and Asami spoke to fans outside of the Sapporo Dome to find out what they thought about the player known as the Thai Messi.

There, Chanathip will try to become the J1 League’s first Thai player – just months after fellow countryman Sittichok Paso made his debut for Kagoshima United in the J3.

Do you think he’ll succeed? Enjoy the video (subtitled in both English and Thai) and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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