Southeast Asians Abroad: Chanathip continues to shine as MSL sides with Singaporeans struggle
Chanathip Songkrasin, Japan
Chanathip, the first Thai player to ever feature in the top-tier J.League, is having a great time overseas.
Chanathip has yet to score a goal but his performances have impressed teammates
The twinkle-toed midfielder started six consecutive matches for Consadole Sapporo in August and September and has become very popular among the local fans.
He has yet to score a goal but his performances have impressed teammates.
Shinji Ono, a former Japanese football star who currently plays alongside Chanathip, even said the little dyanamo would do well in the league.
Sitthichoke Paso, Japan
The 18-year-old rising star had disappeared from the media headlines for months and his last appearance for Kagoshima was on May 6 - four months ago.
He eventually featured last weekend as a substitute in the last minute of the game against Tochigi, where his team lost 5-1.
In total, he has played four matches so far in J.League 3.
Jakkrit Wechpirom, Japan
After training for only a few days with FC Tokyo, Jakkrit sustained a left knee ligament injury, taking over a month to recover.
He eventually returned and made his debut in J.League 3 for Tokyo's under-23 side in a match against Numazu on September 2.
The team lost 5-0 and Jakkrit was substituted in the last 28 minutes of the game.
But despite the result, it was a huge step for him.
He said: “I was very happy with this opportunity. I appreciate my coach and fans who always support our team but I have a lot of work (to do) to improve myself.
"I want to have more contributions to the game and want to score or make some assists."