Naruphon itching to show off his wild side


Unleash the beast: Naruphon says it feels nice to get back on the field after months of training at home.

PETALING JAYA: The results are out and Naruphon Wild Putsorn can’t wait to go ‘wild’ when the Super League season resumes.

The Thai fondly known as ‘Nazza’ underwent a Covid-19 test last week and received the good news that he is negative yesterday.

With the worry off his chest, the Melaka centreback can’t wait to join his teammates after more than three months without football.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Mousedeer for the 2020 Super League, said that it was nice to get back on the field after months of training at home.

“So to be back with the team is something I look forward to. There will be a lot of catching up to do, plenty of shouting and jokes albeit at a safe distance, ” said Naruphon, who has played three matches.

“It was also lovely to see the field looking lush. As with the new normal, the coaches will have to devise a different training regime. I’m eager to see how they incorporate the ball into training drills.”

The former Buriram United and Suphanburi player admitted that after three months of inactivity it will be tough on players to play seven games in a month.

“Planning is crucial for teams and players to ensure there will be no burnouts and injuries.

“How I’m going to deal with it? Well right now I’m in the midst of coming up with a nutritional and training plan for myself.

“I’ve enrolled in an advanced sports nutrition course as well as the Barca Methodology at the Barca Innovation Hub, which is a four-month course.

“So I will try to apply what I have learned.”

Naruphon said his first time playing in Malaysia thus far has been challenging in more ways than one.

“I’ll just say it’s been challenging both on and off the pitch. It’s my first time here and then we have the Covid-19 outbreak.

“However, the silver lining is I’ve had loads of time.

“Time to be with my son and pregnant wife.

“Time to think and reflect and time to work on my own personal growth and development towards becoming the person I want to be for myself and my family.”

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