Keisuke Honda does not need to be on the same continent as the Cambodia national team to know that he has quite a job on his hands to take the Angkor Warriors forward.
The ongoing 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup — of which the Japan international plays only a bit part — is proof of that.
The 1-0 loss to Malaysia in Phnom Penh and the 4-1 defeat in Myanmar this week showed that there is much for the 32-year-old to work with: Talent, passion and determination. At the same time there is much work to do: A failure to take chances, problems in defence and game management as well as a tendency to fade in the final part of games.
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