- Will AFC Cup decide whether Công Phượng stays at HCMC FC or be back to HAGL?16:16 | 26/02/2020
AFC Cup 2020 may much possible become an important element which decides Công Phượng’s futnure – staying at HCMC or being back to HAGL in this season?
On the last days of 2019, HCMC successfully “rescued” Công Phượng from Sint Truidense football club (Belgium). It is said like that because Công Phượng spent most of his time out of the pitch, in which he had 15 continuous matches not named in the playing list of the club. As a result, his performance and ball sensation were seriously and influenced.
Despite of this, HCMC FC can just possess the striker born in Nghệ An in a half of the season after acquiring the remaining half-year loan contract from Sint-Truidense. It means that in this June, he will be back to Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. If wanting to keep the striker, HCMC FC will have to negotiate to pursuade tycoon Đức to agree.
There are several of elements that have influence on the negotiation, but it seems that finance is not a concern because both sides are not lack of money. Success of the negotiation depends on achievements, in which AFC Cup 2020 may much possible become a key factor that decides the future of Công Phượng whether he will stay at HCMC ot be back to HAGL in this season?
If just playing in V-League or National Cup, tycoon Đức does not want to lose a high qualify player of his team and strengthen opponents. But the boss of HAGL always hopes to contribute to the development of Vietnam football, leaving impression in international scale. Therefore, the event that coach Chung Hae Seon can or cannot go far in the continental competition will decide the future of the forward born in 1995.
The group stage of AFC Cup 2020 will end on May 13th. According to regulations, 3 leading teams and the second-ranked team with the best achievement will be qualified for semi-final round of Southeast Asia region. HCMC FC were drawn to Group F which is said to be convenient, consisting of Yangon United (Myanmar), Hougang United (Singapore), and Laos Toyota (Laos). After the first tie, they gain 1 point by holding the representatives of Myanmar 2-2 away – the most difficult opponents in the group.
To Công Phượng, he has scored again after 1 year by netting and defining the 2-2 draw with Yangon United. He is gradually finding his performance as well as ball sensation back. The event that coach Chung Hae Seong lets him play at his favorite position as a forward helps him promote his skills in the best way, including ball dribbling, creating chaos and making difference.
Source – Thethaohcm.vn
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