“For the team I am happy to play in any position, though I prefer midfield and winger,” said PPCFC’s Japanese-born utility player, Yuta Suzuki, who joined the club in February. After six months playing for FSC Stara Rise in Czech Republic football - in his own words, “a good experience, it was very physical” - the 26-year-old is happy to be in Cambodia with PPCFC. “As a professional, my best-ever moment was beating Boeungket, I and the team put everything into winning and it was a fantastic feeling. Everyone worked so hard and the voice of our fans was so loud, we have so many supporters and they can make a big difference when they shout for the team.” Comparing Khmer football with the game in Japan, where he played for 4 years with Senshu University and two years with FC Suzuka Rampole, he feels: “Cambodians play with a lot of heart and passion, great intensity and fighting spirit. What they lack, especially our youngsters, is in the physical side of football, but their technique is very good. Svay Rieng are the best team we have played but I really feel PPCFC can be the strongest team this season, though we have to fight hard in every match, like we did against Boeungket.”
Born: 9/July/1990 in Mie Prefecture, Central Japan. Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, eating Japanese food.