Coach Park Grasp-seo (proper) and his gamers in coaching on January 30 in Hà Nội. Việt Nam will play China on February 1. Pictures countersy of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Each coaches of Việt Nam and China are hoping to ring within the New 12 months with a victory when the 2 aspect meet in Hà Nội on Tuesday night.
On the primary day of the Lunar 12 months, coaches Park Grasp-seo and Li Xiaopeng need to begin the 12 months of the Tiger with a roar – and a win on this World Cup qualifier.
Though the defeat to Australia within the final match, Việt Nam’s seventh loss in a row, means qualification for Qatar is out of the query, there’s loads of regional delight at stake when the 2 sides meet on the Mỹ Đình Stadium.
At a pre-match briefing, coach Park apologised to Vietnamese supporters for the 4-0 loss to the Socceroos.
“We made Vietnamese individuals upset. As the top coach, my apologies for that defeat,” stated coach Park.
“I do know that Việt Nam have been striving for 60 years to advance to the third qualification of the World Cup.
“It’s a completely unusual competitors to us and lures all highly effective groups of Asia. These are causes that Việt Nam didn’t have good outcomes. It’s arduous to achieve success within the first time of participation. We face a tough interval.
“Tomorrow, we are going to play China; it is going to be a particular match. Vietnamese individuals specifically care as a result of it’s the first day of the Lunar New 12 months. They anticipate a optimistic consequence over China. My gamers and I’ve fastidiously ready for this match and we’re decided to win.”
Park has skilled seven losses in a row, the worst leads to greater than 4 years in cost. The loss to Australia pushed Việt Nam out of high 100 on the planet.
Additionally talking on the briefing, midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải stated Việt Nam will purpose for a win to cheer up native supporters on the primary day of the Lunar New 12 months. He hoped that individuals would keep by the crew’s sides and encourage them all through the match.
Requested about Chinese language crew, coach Park stated: “China have had the most effective preparation amongst all Asian groups for the match. Chinese language golf equipment are continental powerhouses. Gamers have fairly good physique. They play effectively, threatening from the wings utilizing gamers with good pace.”
The South Korean didn’t need to speak about China’s weak factors.
Park has referred to as up defender Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh after his former skipper Quế Ngọc Hải and defender Liễu Quang Vinh examined optimistic for COVID-19. On the identical time midfielder Trần Phi Sơn has been side-lined due to a torn ligament suffered in coaching two days in the past.
Ahead Nguyễn Tiến Linh is again in motion after lacking the Australian match on January 27 after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
Forwards Nguyễn Tiến Linh and Nguyễn Văn Toàn who missed the Australian match due to the pandemic may even be again.
China coach Li appreciated the Việt Nam crew however insisted he would carry three factors house.
“I hope my gamers may have a superb match tomorrow. It’s for our supporters within the Lunar New Close to,” stated Li who took cost of the crew in early December.
“I reward all Vietnamese gamers who present their nice spirit in competitions. They may even have sturdy help of native followers on this match on the Mỹ Đình.
“My gamers are working effectively. I hope they’ll present their finest. All matches are necessary to us however on this re-meet with Việt Nam the consequence will not be as necessary as my gamers’ efficiency.
“I imagine that two groups will contribute a stupendous recreation for supporters of two nations. China are assured forward of the conflict and can purpose for a win.
China ahead Luo Guofu regretted that he didn’t play within the first leg match however stated he could be play tomorrow.
“I don’t care what number of minutes I’m taking part in in that necessary match however will compete with all my finest,” stated Luo who’s authentic Brazilian participant.
China defeated Việt Nam 3-2 within the first leg final October.
Tomorrow, the match will kick off at 7pm on the nationwide Mỹ Đình Stadium and can be dwell on VTV6.
Việt Nam Information may have a dwell weblog to replace all actions of these two rivals on our web site. — VNS