Thailand international player Charyl Chappuis has expressed his hope to play in the 2017 AFC Champions League, following Suphanburi’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Chiangrai United in the third round of the 2016 Thai FA Cup.
The 2016 Thai FA Cup winner is guaranteed a place in the 2017 AFC Champions League play-off, and it would be a realistic target for Suphanburi, who have failed to impress in the domestic league this season.
“I feel really great that we’re qualified for the quarter-finals. I have to admit that we didn’t play really well. Chiangrai created many chances, but [goalkeeper] Hathairattanakool played very well. And in the end we scored a beautiful goal”, the 24-year-old player said.
“If we can win the 2016 Thai FA Cup, we will be qualified to play in the AFC Champions League next season. It’s our goal right now, since we didn’t play well in the league”.