Vietnamese coach Park Hang-seo and Indonesian coach Shin Tae-yong had a battle of words once again ahead of the second game where they had to advance to the final.
The war of nerves between the two coaches is escalating, and the Southeast Asian soccer world is in a state of turmoil.
Coach Park and coach Shin held a pre-game press conference on the 8th, the day before the 2022 Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup semi-final second leg held at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on the 9th at 9:30 pm (Korean time). quarreled
In the group stage, Vietnam took 1st place in Group B and Indonesia took 2nd place in Group A, advancing to the semifinals. The two teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of the semifinals. The finalists will be determined based on the results of the second round.
Coach Park is desperate for results to reap the beauty of the end of the Vietnamese national team as he puts down the baton at the end of this tournament. Coach Shin is expected to make more efforts for Indonesia’s first ever championship, which has been only runner-up.
In such a situation, the two command towers continued the hot war of words that took place immediately after the press conference for the first leg.
According to local media such as ‘Vietnam Net’, Shin said, “I came here to win. We will get the best results in this head-to-head against Vietnam. “I agree that Vietnam played a good defense in the first leg, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t attack properly,” he said.
“Vietnam is, of course, a strong team in Southeast Asian football. In the past, Vietnam was the best team in Southeast Asia along with Thailand.” Now, Indonesia is considered to be at the same level as Thailand and Vietnam. I do not want overtime or penalty shootouts, and I will finish the game within 90 minutes of regular time.”
Then, director Park did not back down and confronted director Shin’s argument.
Coach Park said, “You have to take responsibility for the team’s results. Indonesia, of course, is stronger than before, but I think we have to prove it with the results of tomorrow’s match,” said coach Shin Tae-yong, who said that Indonesia is on a par with Vietnam. refuted the claim.
According to local media, Park’s remarks were harsher than expected, and the reporters were also surprised.
Coach Park is determined to do his best, especially since this tournament is the last tournament he will take as head coach of the Vietnamese national team.
“This match is especially meaningful,” he said. My contract is coming to an end, and if I lose to Indonesia, it will be my last game as a coach for Vietnam,” he said. It is important to win the game against Indonesia without conceding. I will do my best to prepare so that there will be no regrets.”
Even after a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the semifinals on the 6th, the two coaches drew a lot of attention for their off-field nerves and refusal to shake hands.
After the draw, coach Park held a press conference, saying, “Indonesia is a good team, and it has become stronger since the new coach took over. But Vietnam is stronger and has won more head-to-head matches.”
Coach Shin, who fought Vietnam at home, responded to coach Park Hang-seo’s remarks by saying, “If Vietnam is stronger, why did we draw 0-0 in this game? We are also not the Indonesia of old. I will prepare well for the second leg of the away game.”
The battle of nerves in the first game continued even before the second game, and because of this, both Korea and Southeast Asia are paying attention to who will laugh depending on the result of the second game. 스포츠토토