Philippine national men’s football team Patrick Deyto is looking at a strong finish in the upcoming Thai League 1 for his brand new club Chonburi FC.
The former Stallion FC keeper is excited about the new challenge back in Thailand as he will help the Sharks qualify for a slot in either the AFC Cup or the AFC Champions League.
The club announced Deyto’s inclusion last Monday and he will be playing for the team at least for one season.
“There were a lot of teams that contact me but it never materialized. For me, Thailand is my preference because I have a profile there,” said Deyto, who was hailed as the Man of the Match in the Azkals’ 1-0 win over Nepal last Thursday.
“It’s a big club so it’s a big opportunity. I’m ready and I think I deserve it and I will give it my best.”
“I want to end up at the higher end of the table. In my last two clubs, I have always been in a relegation battle so it would be nice to be away from that for once. My goal is just to give my 100 percent every single day and that’s the mindset that has worked for me for the last few years.”
Last season, Chonburi finished sixth in the league with 43 points behind a 13-4-13 win-draw-loss record.
Azkals head coach Hans Michael Weiss congratulated Deyto for his latest stint in Thailand.
“He deserves it. I will see him in August to watch him train and I wish him all the best,” Weiss said.