Kisah Sedih Di Sebalik Kehebatan Pemain Harimau Muda, N Thanabalan

Kehebatan pemain dari Negeri Sembilan ini ketika berada dalam kotak penalti tidak dapat dinafikan. N. Thanabalan adalah seorang penyerang yang bijak menghidu bola dengan baik sehingga menjadikannya penjaring terbanyak skuad muda Harimau Malaya setakat ini, dengan tiga jaringan hasil daripada dua perlawanan peringkat kumpulan Sukan SEA 2017.

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In the right place at the right time, itulah ayat yang boleh menggambarkan corak permainan Thanabalan.

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Pemain ini sentiasa berada di posisi yang betul di dalam kotak penalti. Hinggakan ramai peminat bola sepak Malaysia menggelarkannya ‘Thana-Inzaghi’. Ada juga yang mengatakan Thanabalan adalah jelmaan Khalid Jamlus.

Itu kisah di dalam padang. Thanabalan mempunyai potensi besar dalam bola sepak Malaysia.

Kisah di luar padang tidak kurang menariknya.

Dalam satu temubual dengan The Star, Thanabalan telah berkongsi cerita bagaimana seawal usia muda, dia terpaksa menyara keluarganya selepas bapanya lumpuh akibat kemalangan jalan raya.

Dengan bakat yang ada, dia telah berjaya menyertai pasukan Liga Perdana Negeri Sembilan, tetapi kini dipinjamkan kepada pasukan Liga FAM, Felcra FC.

Kita mungkin merasa pelik, bagaimana pemain yang bagus seperti Thanabalan ini boleh dipinjamkan ke pasukan lain, sedangkan Negeri Sembilan sendiri mengalami prestasi tidak menentu di dalam liga. Kita biarkan menjadi tanda tanya..

Baru-baru ini fb page Buffalo Souljah telah berkongsi cerita di luar padang antara Thanabalan dan salah seorang admin page tersebut.

Admin tersebut bertanya, adakah Thana tidak berminat menyertai pasukan lain jika mendapat tawaran.

Jawapan yang diberikan Thanabalan sangat menyentuh hati dan perasaan.

Katanya, jika dia menerima tawaran dari pasukan lain atau terpaksa berjauhan dari keluarganya, siapa yang akan menjaga ayahnya yang sedang lumpuh?

Kisah Sedih Di Sebalik Kehebatan Pemain Harimau Muda, N ThanabalanThanabalan Utamakan Keluarga

Oleh kerana itu, Thana telah mengikat kontrak bersama Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Sembilan (PBNS) selama 5 tahun. Menurut Thana lagi, dia sanggup bersama dengan PBNS lebih lama, asalkan dia dapat dekat dengan keluarganya.

Kisah Sedih Di Sebalik Kehebatan Pemain Harimau Muda, N ThanabalanThanabalan Mengesahkan Cerita Tesebut

Thanabalan kini bersama dengan Felcra FC. Padang latihan Felcara FC pula terletak di Kuala Lumpur. Thana terpaksa berulang alik KL-Seremban setiap hari bagi memastikan dirinya sentiasa bersama dengan keluarganya.

Semoga kesusahan dan kesukaran hidup menjadi motivasi dirinya untuk lebih berjaya di masa depan. Bila kita meletakkan urusan keluarga sebagai keutamaan, pasti rezeki akan dipermudahkan.

Sumber: Bola Daily

Thanabalan aims to win SEA Games gold and provide better life for his family

PETALING JAYA: National Under-22 striker N. Thanabalan (pic) has a heavy responsibility on his shoulders.

The 22-year-old aims to help Malaysia win the football gold at the Aug 19-30 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and provide a better life for his family.

“I want to perform well to win honours for my country. I believe a good performance will improve my profile and put me on track to ease my family’s financial situation,” said Thanabalan.

Thanabalan became his family’s sole breadwinner at the tender age of 18. He joined the pro ranks by joining Premier League side Negri Sembilan after his father S. Nadarajah was paralysed from the chest down following a road accident in 2013.

Now he is supporting his housewife mother V. Thirusundari, 53, brother Keeteswaran, 18, and sister Keerthikaa, 13.

He featured for Negri in the President’s Cup and then in the Premier League. He was loaned out to FAM Cup side Felcra this season.

“It was hard to suddenly take charge of the family because I was not earning much as a youth player. We’re doing better financially now but my aim is to provide the best for my family,” said the Seremban local.

“I joined Negri because I need to take care of my family. I’m not a materialistic person but I need to earn more because my sister is still in school. And the cost to take care of my father is not cheap.”

Thanabalan’s immediate task is to make the team for the 2018 AFC Under-23 qualifiers in Bangkok from July 19-23.

He has a bright chance of making the 22-man final squad.

In the recent Under-22 squad’s tour of China, Thanabalan featured in all three friendlies. He managed to score a goal in the 3-0 win over the Guangzhou Evergrande reserves.

“I think I did quite well on the tour. I really hope to make the final squad for the AFC qualifiers and then SEA Games,” he said.

National Under-22 coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee is expected to finalise the squad for the qualifiers after the team’s friendly against Melaka United on Thursday.

Malaysia are in Group H with Thailand, Indonesia and Mongolia and Thanabalan believes the team have a good chance of making the 2018 Finals in China.

“Thailand is the team to beat in the group. But I think we can match them if we put on our best performance,” added Thana­balan.

Source: The Star ( Sunday, 18 June 2017 )

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