Vietnam expresses excitement ahead of their match against South Korea.
The Vietnamese national soccer team, led by head coach Philippe Trousier, will face South Korea in an exhibition match at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
The South Koreans are ranked 26th in the 안전카지노사이트 FIFA rankings, a notch above the 95th-ranked Vietnamese. It will be a tough match for Vietnam.
However, Trucier sees it as a good opportunity for his players to grow. “Right now, Vietnam is in the process of building a new team,” he said at a pre-match press conference on Saturday, adding, “The most important thing is to grow through the game, and later on, the goal is to become a strong team.”
Vietnam recently played two exhibition matches against China (10th) and Uzbekistan (13th), losing 0-2. “The most important thing is to make up for the shortcomings in the last two matches,” Truyet said, adding that the team has made a lot of preparations as Korea is a top-class team.
“Korea is one of the strongest teams not only in Asia but in the world,” said defender Do Doo-iman, who also attended the press conference. “We are expecting a very difficult match, but we will do our best,” he said.
South Korea has players who play for some of the most prestigious clubs in the world, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain). “Asia’s leading countries, South Korea and Japan, have become leaders in inspiring Vietnamese players to dream and hope,” said Do Duy Manh. “We will do our best to become even better,” he added.
Trousier, who took over from Park Hang-seo in February, previously coached the Japanese national team from 1998-2002. “Korean players are now recognized in Europe,” he said, adding that he was surprised to see how far Korean football has come since he played against the Japanese 20 years ago. “The players’ skills are improving every year, and many promising young players are being discovered.”
Former Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo will be on hand to encourage his former pupils. Park, who served as the head coach of Vietnam’s senior national team and U23 national team, has been hailed as a national football hero for his country’s record-breaking performances at various international tournaments.
“The coach’s visit is very good news for the players,” said Do Duy, who will be reunited with Park, “and it will be a good morale booster.” “Apart from that, we have made a lot of preparations for tomorrow’s game and we will try to get the best result,” he said.