Việt Nam vs Japan of their second Group C match of the 2022 AFC Ladies’s Cup in India on Monday. Việt Nam misplaced by three objectives to nil. — Photograph information.fox-24.com
HÀ NỘI — Regardless of a heavy loss to Japan, head coach Mai Đức Chung of the Vietnamese girls’s crew mentioned his gamers did their greatest and can proceed to work exhausting within the final match towards Myanmar.
Việt Nam misplaced to the defending Asian champion, Japan 0-3 on Monday of their second Group C match of the 2022 AFC Ladies’s Cup in India.
Talking after the match, coach Chung extremely appreciated his crew’s spirit towards a powerful opponent.
He mentioned: “We had been sadly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic earlier than taking part within the event and met two robust opponents, Japan and South Korea.
“However similar to the match towards South Korea, the Vietnamese gamers continued to maintain their preventing spirit. I feel the match was nonetheless profitable as a result of the extent of Vietnamese gamers continues to be restricted and affected by the coronavirus. The entire crew tried their greatest on this match.”
Just like the 0-3 loss with South Korea final Friday, Việt Nam entered the sport with the hope of limiting the variety of objectives to lift the hope of progressing into the knockout stage.
Enjoying towards a powerful rival who now rank No.1 in Asia, the Vietnamese crew might barely maintain the ball lengthy sufficient to create any possibilities.
Chương Thị Kiều and her teammates carried out exhausting to fend off their opponents’ assaults and conceded just one aim within the first half.
The Japanese girls had been in good kind, performed with confidence within the second half and scored two extra objectives to increase their lead.
After two defeats, Việt Nam don’t have any factors, nonetheless, Chung emphasised that Việt Nam will do their greatest within the final match towards Myanmar tomorrow the place a draw ought to be sufficient to progress to the knock-out levels
“If we had given up, we’d have stop from the start,” Chung mentioned.
“The match towards Myanmar will see us going through an opponent of an analogous degree in Southeast Asia. Myanmar are luckier than us when they aren’t affected a lot by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are going to attempt our greatest on this final match.
“Clearly, the extent of the 2 groups is comparable and Myanmar will certainly play offensively. We could have a particular technique on this match. After the final two matches, I hope Vietnamese gamers proceed to regain their power and focus for the ultimate group sport.”
After two Group C matches, Japan and South Korea certified for the quarter-finals after gaining six factors however Japan stayed on prime on aim distinction.
In the meantime, Việt Nam and Myanmar had been on the backside with two losses. Nonetheless, Việt Nam now rank above Myanmar on aim distinction they usually simply want a draw of their final match towards Myanmar to offer them an opportunity to enter the quarter-finals. — VNS