Oriol Mohedano: All focus is on the derby match

Angkor Tiger have their full focus this Saturday, when they face Soltilo Angkor at the Siem Reap Stadium in the Siem Reap derby that Oriol Mohedano believes is the most important match for the football fans in Siem Reap.

This Saturday’s Siem Reap derby should be the greatest derby for both sides so far as Angkor Tiger and Soltilo Angkor are in their brilliant run of form. Soltilo Angkor are unbeaten in their last five league matches with two draws and three victories, meaning that they will bring a high spirit into this upcoming derby.

Meanwhile, Angkor Tiger sit in the fourth place in the Metfone Cambodian League, losing only once from their nine league matches, and their forward Okereke Thimothy is on fire as he scores thirteen goals so far this season.

Oriol Mohedano is desperate to see Angkor Tiger secure three points from their Siem Reap rivals to show that they are the best team in Siem Reap, but at the same time he also fires a warning to his side about how dangerous Darren Pomroy’s team are.

“We are preparing well with full focus on the next game, and we are investing our days building the victory for this Saturday’s game,” Oriol Mohedano told TheMorning.

“We need to be the ‘football party’ of Siem Reap, and it needs to be the most important game for Siem Reap people, and I hope we can see great football as in worldwide derbies. Last derby, we were so poor in terms of spectacle.

“Soltilo Angkor is finding the results as they optimize all their strong points, but still not a big team as all their purposes until now are about developing local players as I heard from their head coach, but they are finding the way to beat opposition teams.

“They are being dangerous in fact, and currently they will need to produce a perfect match to hurt us. On the other hand, I also know that this game is possible and will depend on the match plan and the players’ activity during the game.

“Simple way, without any doubt with full rhythm, we are going towards the victory. We will put the rhythm and up to the opponents to handle it in a proper football way. We are ready for all the games in 2019 season, and we are so focused for this derby.”

Photo courtesy of Cambodian National Competitions Committee