It would be near-impossible to overstate the impact that Chan had on the domestic youth scene on his entrance, but he soon had thousands clogging up previously mostly-empty grounds, wherever he went.
"If he's not Messi or Ronaldo, he's surely pretty damn close." was a common refrain.
Further, as time wore on, it dawned on those around him that Chan was almost too good to be believed. Godly natural footballing ability was one thing, but he moreover had the work habits to sharpen them, and the character to lead and inspire his comrades. He was soon being referred to as Grilled's next best hope, and really,
the title is looking every bit deserved.