There is nothing I can with Mika Rush. The Cantabrian forward, who fought against all kinds of adversities to reach the elite, is being one of the great figures of the C-League (Cambodia First Division) this season. Despite having to deal with the consequences of Covid-19 and spending a total of almost two months in quarantine, Mika he has 12 goals in the 640 minutes he has played in the Svay Rieng shirt. One goal every 50 minutes. Star numbers.
And it is that Mika Junco has become the new idol of the Svay Rieng fans. Despite having been absent for several days, the Spanish is the second top scorer in the C-League. Ahead he only has his partner Privat, who has 13 goals. In the last two days, Mika has scored five goals, including a hat-trick in the comeback (from 2-0 to 2-3) against Tiffy Army, and his goal is clear: “Win the league.” After 12 dates, Svay Rieng is third and is only three points behind the head, where Visakha is located.
Mika Junco arrived in Cambodia after achieving promotion to the Veikkausliiga (Finnish First Division) with the historic KTP, with whose elastic he scored 11 goals. The Cantabrian forward aroused the interest of several European clubs, but chose Svay Rieng “because of the affection that both the coach and the sports director showed me.” “It was an offer that I could not miss,” he adds before revealing that he yearns to “progress in Asia.” In the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Mika is happy, although there are many things that are far from his experience in Europe: “In all the clubs they forbid you to use a motorcycle and here they offer it to you. The traffic is horrible. “The heat is no ally either:” Some games are played at 15, with terrible humidity and wind chill of over 40 degrees“.
Nobody has given Mika Junco anything. With the Huesca subsidiary he scored 19 goals and gave 10 assists in one season. He made his debut in the Second Division at the hands of Anquela, but received no offers. Not even renovation. He came from playing in Switzerland. He signed for Lugano after a test match in which he scored a hat-trick. However, a meniscus injury halted its progression. After returning from what was his first adventure abroad, he fainted and was told by a cardiologist that he would not be able to continue playing soccer. According to his diagnosis, he was at risk of death. He asked for a second opinion and it turned out to be stress. Amazing. From being forced to hang up his boots to go around the world thanks to football. Write down his name: Mika Junco.