Cambodia coach Leonardo Vitorino vows to never give up

Cambodia head coach Leonardo Vitorino has responded to massive criticism after his side continued to disappoint on the international stage as they suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Vietnam in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

“I will never give up! Before I come to Cambodia I know that this was the results and the history at past. I was hired to do a long-term job,” said the Brazilian to the Khmer Times on Thursday.

“I believe in the future of Cambodia football. And I will do what is right always so that the results will come in the future. If you do not believe me, I believe in the future of football in this country.

“Whoever believes come, walk with me and watch the League closely, the training and the games. I work for Cambodia and I will not give up improving the future of football in this country that has welcomed me so well!

“In order to achieve a great achievement, we must go through the difficult paths of life, and walking together everything be easier.”

Cambodia have struggled in group C after delivering a shocking win against Afghanistan in July. The Koupreys have maintained their third place position in the group ahead of Afghanistan.