The Việt Nam nationwide group speak ways at a coaching session in Hà Nội earlier than they departed for Australia. — Photograph vff.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — Regardless of their poor begin to the third spherical of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Coach Park Grasp-seo is set to make historical past by securing the first Southeast Asian victory at this stage of the competitors.
Thailand are the one regional group to have gotten this far earlier than, again in 2018. Nonetheless, the “Warfare Elephants”, underneath the administration of Kiatisuk Senamuang – Hoàng Anh Gia Lai’s present coach – completed backside of their group with simply two factors, conceding a complete of 24 targets.
To raised Thailand, Việt Nam will want good ends in their remaining matches in opposition to Australia, China, Oman and Japan. Three factors in opposition to China appears probably the most lifelike for Coach Park’s males.
“We are going to strive our greatest to beat China and make historical past, and provides a shiny begin for Vietnamese soccer in 2022,” Park stated.
“Within the first leg, we misplaced 3-2. Myself and the group obtained lots of criticism after that match. The strain could be very intense for the second leg as a result of we may have spectators. The followers count on loads from this match because it takes place on the primary day of the Lunar New Yr.
“Earlier than us, solely Thailand reached this far in Southeast Asia, however they couldn’t win a single sport. We’re right here to vary that.”
On Thursday, Park introduced the 24 man squad that can face Australia.
Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn, Nguyễn Đức Chiến, Nguyễn Thanh Bình, Tô Văn Vũ Phạm Tuấn Hải and Hồ Thanh Minh are some unfamiliar names who will probably be anticipated to step up on to the massive stage.
Three U23 gamers, Nguyễn Trọng Lengthy, Liễu Quang Vinh and Lê Văn Đô, had been excluded from the ultimate squad.
5 others gamers can’t go to Australia, Quế Ngọc Hải, Nguyễn Tiến Linh, Nguyễn Văn Toàn, Ngân Văn Đại and Trần Phi Sơn, will keep in Hà Nội to proceed coaching in preparation for the upcoming house tie with China.
Speaking concerning the squad modifications, captain Đỗ Hùng Dũng stated: “New additions to the squad will elevate the extent of competitors; we must work tougher. It’s the accountability of the skilled gamers like us to assist them get used to the brand new surroundings and improve the standard of the group.”
Việt Nam will face Australia in Melbourne on January 27 earlier than internet hosting China at Mỹ Đình stadium on February 1. — VNS
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