Football5Star.com, Indonesia – No less than its two neighbors, Indonesia and Thailand, the Malaysian national team also has the opportunity to have players who take part in the English League. Opportunities open as you wish Richard China Charlton Athletic player, playing for Harimau Malaya.
As is known, currently, the Indonesian national team and the Thailand national team are strengthened by players who take part in England. Indonesia has defender Elkan Baggott who is now defending Gillingham. Meanwhile, Thailand has midfielder Thanawat Suengchitthawon who is under the banner of Leicester City.
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The Malaysian national team may soon follow. The reason is, Chin through his agent, Rock Sports Management, has made an assessment to the Malaysian Football Association (FAM). He would prepare all the necessary documents if indeed the door opened for him.
“My agent is currently exploring ways to get me to strengthen the Malaysian national team,” said Richard Chin as quoted Football5Star.com from The Star. “It would be a great honor for my family, especially from my father’s side.”
Richard Chin’s Grandmother is from Pahang
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As a mixed-blood child who was born and raised in England, Richard Chin had three options. He can defend Malaysia based on his father’s pedigree, the Seychelles which is his mother’s country, and England which is his birthplace and where he lives to this day.
However, he actually tends to choose Malaysia. “I want to play football, play for the fans and Malaysia is my ancestral land, my grandparents’ homeland. My family would be very proud if I could play for Malaysia. We’ll see,” he said in an interview with Malayan tiger.
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According to Chin, his father is from Kuala Lumpur and has mixed Chinese blood. His grandmother came from Pahang. Some of his father’s siblings also still live in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, about his grandfather, he did not know in detail, but came from another state.
His intentions are getting bigger because of the abundant support from Warganet. He claimed to have received a positive response after revealing the possibility of defending Malaysia. Not to mention the support from his extended family. That makes him very open to all options, both for England and Malaysia.
Chin Club Beat Baggott Club
Richard Chin’s career in football, specifically at Charlton Athletic, started at the age of 6 years. Perseverance and persistence in training led him to step in stages and in mid-September he officially made his debut with the first team in League One. He featured 72 minutes in the Addicks’ 3-0 win over Forest Green Rovers.
“This is something special. Since I was a kid, joining the Charlton academy, playing in the first team has always been my target,” Chin told Charlton TV. “Really making your debut in the league is a dream come true. I had to remind myself that I had just achieved something I had always wanted as a child.”
Prior to his debut in League One, Chin had two matches in the Carabao Cup and the EFL Trophy. The interesting thing, in the EFL Trophy, he played with the club that Elkan Baggott defended, namely Gillingham. He appeared 81 minutes, while Baggott appeared in full in the match which Charlton won 3-0.
Of course, Richard Chin now had a new target. For now, he is focused on getting more playing time with Charlton. it is considered important because it can be used as capital to convince FAM about its capabilities and potential for the Malaysian national team.