“Among the Southeast Asian teams, we only lost to Thailand. I will curse and lift the trophy.”
This is the last promise that coach Park Hang-seo gave to Vietnamese soccer fans.
The Vietnam national soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, clashed with Thailand in the first leg of the final match of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) kick-off at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 13th (Korean time) at 9:30 pm. do. The second game will be held in Thailand on the 16th.
This is the final stage as a Vietnamese director. Coach Park, who took the baton of the Vietnamese national team in 2017, ends his 5-year partnership with the end of this tournament.
Coach Park won the 2018 Suzuki Cup, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup, advanced to the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Asian qualifying round, finished runner-up at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship, semifinals at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, and 2019 SEA Games
In October of last year, coach Park declared, “I will leave the Vietnamese national team at the end of this competition (Mitsubishi Cup). ”
I met my opponent properly on the last stage. Vietnamese players, including coach Park Hang-seo, who is continuing the last dance, are pledging revenge. Since taking over as manager Park, Vietnam has won 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss against Thailand. That 1 loss is the only loss suffered by a Southeast Asian team. It was also a defeat in the semifinals of the Suzuki Cup (now the Mitsubishi Cup), also called the ‘Southeast Asian World Cup’. At the time, Vietnam was blocked by Thailand, and even lost the opportunity to 카지노.win two consecutive games.
Coach Park Hang-seo, who said, “It’s the final, so there’s no pressure,” said coach Park Hang-seo. I will do my best to give the trophy to the people of Vietnam who have supported me for the past five years.”
Then, he showed confidence, saying, “Vietnam (with no goals in the tournament) is not only strong in defense. It is also good in attack. The difference (team scoring) with Thailand is only two goals.” Vietnam, who set Van Lam per reliable starting goalkeeper, scored 14 goals while continuing the scoreless march in this tournament. Thailand, which boasts firepower, is a threat with left and right wingers. He scored 16 goals (3 goals) in this tournament.
In this tournament, it is evaluated that Vietnam’s performance was more solid overall. Prior to the final, Vietnam recorded 4 wins, 2 draws, and Thailand 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Unlike Vietnam, which did not concede a single goal against Shin Tae-yong of Indonesia in the semifinals, Thailand suffered a 0-1 blow to Malaysia in the first leg of the semifinals.
Thailand, which has established a two-way system in Southeast Asian football with Vietnam, is by no means formidable as the team with the most championships (six times) in the tournament. It is embarrassing that Park Hang-seo, who has a sharp counterattack charm, has not scored a single goal against Thailand for over three years since the 2019 King’s Cup. Against Thailand, it is 3 draws and 1 loss without a win during this period.
However, Vietnamese football fans said, “This is the last tournament of coach Park Hang-seo. I hope you will be able to leave with a big smile while holding the winning trophy. Both the players and the fans are all in that mind,” he said in unison, thinking only of victories and victories.
Attention is focusing on whether coach Park Hang-seo will present another beautiful memory of him to Vietnam by defeating his opponent and lifting the championship cup.