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Kiko seals Bangkok Glass move

Malaysia international Kiko Insa has signed for Thailand club Bangkok Glass. He speaks to FourFourTwo exclusively after tying up a contract which will make him the only Malaysian so far to play in the 2018 Thai League 1.

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Insa joins Thai side on a one-year deal as their ASEAN import and is looking forward to playing in his natural position at centre-back instead of the holding midfield role he played for Pahang and Malaysia in 2017.

The Spanish-born 30-year-old did not get the best of reviews last year but he has always insisted it was an unfair judgment because he couldn't play in his most comfortable position in the Malaysia Super League (MSL)

He is convinced that Bangkok Glass are keen on him playing as a centre-back.

"I am happy to move to Thailand. It's a very good league and Bangkok Glass has very good imports. The coaches are Spanish and they have shown trust in me," Insa told FourFourTwo.

"All my life I have been a centre-back and they (coaches here) were laughing when they found out I've been playing in midfield.

"My time in Pahang didn't help show what my true capabilities were. These people here have seen me play as a defender on videos."

Insa, the younger brother of Johor Darul Ta'zim's (JDT) Natxo, ended his time with the Elephants on a sour note after Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) annulled his contract with Pahang over a dispute.

But looking back, Insa has no regrets on how things have panned out. Insa wants to make Malaysia's 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup squad at the end of the year.

"Things are going good. I will train hard and be in good shape fitness wise," said Insa.

"I want to be ready for the Suzuki Cup. We need to at least make the final and bring some cheer to Malaysia."

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