Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo expressed his desire to face off against Indonesia led by Shin Tae-yong.
Vietnam and Indonesia drew 0-0 in the first leg of the semifinals of the 2022 East Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Cup held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 6th. The two teams will play the second leg of the semi-finals in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 9th to determine the team that advances to the final. Coaches Park Hang-seo and Shin Tae-yong played a fierce game with nerves before and after the first game.
Head coach Park Hang-seo attended a press conference held on the 8th ahead of the second leg of the semifinal against Indonesia, and conveyed his determination ahead of the game through Vietnamese media outlets such as Dantree. Head coach Park Hang-seo said, “As the contract ends at the end of this tournament, the match against Indonesia is very important. If we lose to Indonesia, it will be my last match in Vietnam. If we win against Indonesia, we will play two more matches. I’m working hard for it. I don’t want to say goodbye to Vietnamese football through defeat.” 토토사이트
Regarding the battle of nerves with coach Shin Tae-yong, he said, “I admit that Indonesia has improved, but I need to show them on the pitch whether they are really getting stronger. If we lose to Indonesia, I will admit it. If we win, we should stop talking about that.” He also mentioned, “Coach Shin Tae-yong is a good and competent coach. He has been helping the development of Indonesian football for the past two years.”
The winners of coach Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam and Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia matches will face off against Malaysia and Thailand’s semi-final winners in the final. Malaysia, led by coach Kim Pan-gon, won the first round of the semifinals against Thailand and occupied an advantageous position for the final.
Regarding the leadership of Korean coaches in Southeast Asia, coach Park Hang-seo said, “Coach Pan-gon Kim led Malaysia to victory against Thailand. I am proud that Korean coaches are leading the team successfully.”
In 2017, head coach Park Hang-seo took the baton of the Vietnamese national team. Head coach Park Hang-seo led the Vietnamese national team to win the 2018 Suzuki Cup, advance to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup, advance to the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian finals, runner-up in the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship, semifinals of the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, It has achieved various achievements such as winning the gold medal at the 2019 SEA Games.