Boeung Ket interim coach Keo Kosal acknowledged that his team was weak in defnce but that three points tonight against Home United was necessary as his team chase a first win in the AFC Cup group F.
“We know that Home United is a strong team and I recognise they have a strong defence, said coach Kosal. “We struggle when we lose the ball. The reason is that because we are strong in attack and like to push forward. But then when the opposition attacks our attackers to not track back to help our defenders.”
The Cambodians have been less than impressive on the regional stage of late. Myanmar’s Shan United picked up three points in a 2-1 win against the Cambodians in their clash last Tuesday, while Kosal’s men were also defeated 9-0 by Ceres Negros in the group opener last month.
Boeung Ket did however win their opening Metfone C-League match at the weekend, claiming a 4-3 win over Asia Europe United.
Meanwhile Home United midfielder Christopher Van Huizen urged his side to go for the win.
“It has been a great start to the season for us but we have to stay the course and go for a win in Cambodia,” said the Singaporean international.
“If we win our game while Ceres and Shan United play out a draw, that’ll put us in a comfortable position to make it through the group.” Boeung Ket will face Home United tonight at 6:30 pm at the National Olympic Stadium with tickets available outside the venue.