Park Dangle-seo is assured that his crew can ship the outcomes. — Picture Vietnam Soccer Federation
PHÚ THỌ — As he enters his final match as Việt Nam’s under-23s head coach, coach Park Dangle-seo admits that his crew is below some stress however the gamers will do their greatest to carry pleasure to the supporters.
“This yr’s SEA Video games is at dwelling in Việt Nam, and we’re the defending champions,” stated Park. “The Vietnamese supporters are placing numerous hope on our gamers. That is a little bit of stress, however I consider that they’ll give their all to please the supporters.”
“By way of preparation, the entire crew are ready mentally and bodily for the match. It is my final match because the under-23s head coach. Myself and the gamers will do our greatest,” stated Park.
Việt Nam under-23s will start their defence of the SEA Video games males’s soccer gold in opposition to Indonesia on Friday, who they beat 3-0 on the final Video games within the Philippines in 2019, to say their first SEA Video games gold.
When requested about their opponent, Coach Park praised his compatriot Shin Tae-yong, who’s at the moment accountable for Indonesia.
“We beat Indonesia three years in the past, however Mr Shin was not teaching them again then. They’ve a special supervisor, a special crew with imported gamers and gamers enjoying in overseas leagues, so this Indonesian facet is a lot better than the one we confronted three years in the past,” stated the 63-year-old Korean.
Most of the gamers within the Indonesian squad performed within the AFF Cup 2020, the place they held Việt Nam to a 0-0 draw within the group stage. When requested about this expertise and the way Việt Nam now discover a means via Shin Tae-yong’s defence, Park stated: “Realistically, we have no idea how Indonesia will play on this match, however now we have ready countermeasures in opposition to them, and we might be versatile as a way to have a fantastic consequence within the coming match.”
One among Park’s doable options, high striker Nguyễn Tiến Linh, was barely injured in a coaching match on Tuesday. There are fears that Việt Nam’s high scorer on the World Cup qualifying video games may miss their opening match in Phú Thọ.
“There are some Indonesian reporters right here so it is best that I do not discuss Linh,” Park stated with a smirk. “Critically although, Linh’s drawback is just not huge. He is nonetheless doing OK.”
On the opposite facet of the pitch, Indonesia under-23s coach Shin Tae-yong is assured that his crew can shock the house crew and ship a win.
“I watched Mr Park three years in the past on TV when he was successful in opposition to Indonesia,” stated Shin. “I ft pleased that he is doing nice right here in Việt Nam, and I’ll attempt to do my greatest additionally for Indonesia.”
When requested about Việt Nam, Shin stated: “Final time we met, I can say that Việt Nam had higher gamers and a fantastic squad depth. However now we have gamers in Europe, in addition to home gamers, and we’re assured that we are able to do higher, not solely in opposition to Việt Nam, however on this complete match as effectively.”
Việt Nam will face Indonesia of their opening match of Group A at 7pm Friday at Việt Trì Stadium, Phú Thọ. — VNS
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