Vietnamese gamers be part of their captain in celebrating. Việt Nam beat Singapore 7-0 on the 2022 AFF U23 Championship held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday. — Photograph VFF
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s U23 head coach Đinh Thế Nam was eager to maintain his gamers grounded, regardless of a thumping 7-0 victory over Singapore on the opening match of the 2022 AFF U23 Championship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday.
In accordance with Nam, Singapore had been a lot weaker as a result of influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the out there squad.
Việt Nam’s targets got here from Nguyễn Văn Tùng (two), Đinh Xuân Tiến, Dụng Quang Nho, Nguyễn Ngọc Thắng, Nguyễn Thanh Khôi and Vũ Tiến Lengthy.
“I congratulate Vietnamese gamers on a superb efficiency and a giant win,” coach Nam stated after the match.
“I believe Singapore had been affected by the absence of some gamers that examined constructive for COVID. That partly affected the sport,” stated Nam.
“Singapore solely registered 14 gamers for this match. That was an enormous loss. If that they had sufficient gamers, they may have induced extra difficulties,” Nam added.
Nonetheless, the robust 7-0 victory confirmed the strengths of U23 soccer in Việt Nam proper now.
Nam stated that Việt Nam’s U23 gamers are primarily aged 20-21. He needs to search out 4-5 high quality gamers by the regional U23 event to assist the group collaborating within the upcoming thirty first SEA Video games held in Việt Nam.
The win helped Việt Nam briefly go prime of Group C on the expense of Thailand. Only a draw towards them within the subsequent sport on February 22 will ship Việt Nam by.
Coach Nam stated: “I watched the sport between Thailand and Singapore, by which Thailand gained 3-1. I recognize the gameplay of Thailand, they coordinate effectively. Thailand’s ways used on this match had been just like Việt Nam. I believe the chance of successful the upcoming match is split equally between the 2 groups. The group that performs with good spirits, excessive willpower and versatile coordination will win.”
The subsequent match between Việt Nam and Thailand will happen at 7 pm on February 22 and will probably be broadcast dwell on channels of FPT Play, VTV5 and VTV6. VNS