Leonardo Vitorino: Chan Vathanaka is one of the best players in Asia

Cambodia head coach Leonardo Vitorino has praised star player Chan Vathanaka as “one of the best players in Asia” ahead of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifier against Vietnam on 10 October.

“Chan Vathanaka has not had many chances to play in J3-League, so I ask him to conduct intensive training sessions when he returns to the national squad,” Vitorino said, as quoted by Vietnamnet.

“I still consider about using Chan Vathanaka in the Vietnam game tomorrow. However, whether he can play in this match, he is still one of the best players in Asia.”

“Chan Vathanaka has the qualities of a big star, and he should deserve to play in a better football league than J3 League of Japan,” the Brazilian has a lot of praises to his favorite player.

In the closed-door training with the team on Saturday, the Fujieda MYFC’s midfielder suffered a minor injury, according to report from coach Vitorino.