Philippines U23 captain, veteran midfielder Stephan Schrock, vowed to make history by winning the 31st SEA Games men’s soccer gold.
At the 2019 SEA Games held at home, Philippines U23 disappointing when they failed to pass the group stage, behind Myanmar U23 and Cambodia U23.
Philippine football has made significant progress recently, with the selection of professional players with dual citizenship (mostly born in Europe).
Going to Vietnam to attend the 2021 SEA Games, coach Norman Fegidero decided to bring veteran midfielder Stephan Schrock – one of the best players in Southeast Asia.
U23 Philippines is in Group A with the host U23 VietnamU23 Indonesia, U23 Myanmar and U23 Timor-Leste.
On the eve of the opening match of the 31st SEA Games men’s football against Timor-Leste, which took place on the afternoon of May 6 (16:00 pm, Viet Tri Stadium), Schrock announced that U23 Philippines would do something special.
“It won’t be long until our opening match of the 31st SEA Games. I’m very happy and excited myself”the 35-year-old midfielder spoke up.
Schrock, who was born in Germany, stated that he wanted to make history with U23 Philippines.
“The whole team is going through a real time right now. I believe in the talent of the young players in the team and I want this U23 group to make history.
We want to make miracles in the world sea Games this. Currently, the entire staff is very well prepared.
Coach Norman has great professionalism and experience both as a player and as a manager. I hope the team will do well on the pitch.”.
After U23 Timor-Leste, Schrock and his teammates will face U23 Vietnam in the second match, taking place on May 8.
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