Coach Park Hang-seo, who is leaving Vietnam after the 2022 Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Cup, promised a happy ending.
Vietnam defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the second leg of the 2022 AFF Cup semi-final held at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time). After winning the first and second games 2-0 on aggregate, Vietnam advanced to the final.
With this, Vietnam is aiming to win again by advancing to the final five years after the 2018 championship, when it was won. Vietnam will play the first leg of the final on the 13th and the second leg on the 16th with the Malaysia-Thailand winners.
After the game, coach Park Hang-seo said, “Vietnam has not won against Indonesia in the AFF Cup for 26 years. We had to break the jinx for future juniors.” .
“After the 0-0 draw in the first leg, I analyzed Indonesia a lot and found that the gap between the central defenders was a weakness,” he added. .
This tournament is the last journey of head coach Park Hang-seo holding the helm of the Vietnamese national team. Park Hang-seo, who has been greatly loved by the Vietnamese people for achieving numerous achievements after becoming the Vietnamese coach in 2017, puts down the baton of the Vietnamese national team at the end of this tournament.
Coach Park, who reached the finals on his last journey, said, “I am still an ordinary coach. There are many excellent people among the coaching staff and players who have been with me. I will repay the love of Vietnamese football fans by winning.”
Coach Park Hang-seo, who sparked a boom in Korean coaches in Southeast Asia, had a leadership battle with Malaysian coach Kim Pan-gon in the group stage and Indonesian coach Shin Tae-yong in the semifinals. 스포츠토토
In the semi-finals, there was a fierce battle of nerves, such as not even shaking hands with coach Shin Tae-yong. In particular, director Shin Tae-yong posted a post criticizing Vietnam through his personal social network service (SNS).
Manager Park Hang-seo said, “Both coach Shin Tae-yong and I focused on the game.” “I don’t use social media, so I don’t know how to evaluate (Coach Shin’s SNS). Such provocations are not desirable. Now we have to go back to our daily routine.” .
Meanwhile, coach Shin Tae-yong acknowledged the defeat after the game, saying, “I’m sorry to the Indonesian fans,” and “Vietnam played the game very well. I want to congratulate Vietnam, who reached the final by recording six consecutive games without a goal.”