“This is my last game with Vietnam U23 team. However, my contract with VFF still exists. I will coach the national team. On May 25, the Vietnamese team will come together. On May 28, the team will enter Ho Chi Minh City. On June 1, he played against Afghanistan before taking part in the AFC Cup at the end of the year.
In the 2020 AFC Cup semi-final, we lost to Thailand. Therefore, the race at the end of the year is significant.We will do our best to achieve good results”, shared coach Park Heng-seo after his victory over Thailand U23 in the final of the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
Coach Park Heng-seo’s team faced difficulties under the pressure of Thailand’s U23s. The Vietnam U23s, however, quelled their opponent’s attack and turned back to press, scoring a well-deserved goal after Manh Dung’s superb header into the top corner.
This is the third time the South Korean leader has won the Vietnamese football championship after the 2018 AFC Cup and the gold medal at the 30th Southeast Asian Games. This is also the second consecutive Southeast Asian Games, Vietnam Football. The men won 2 gold medals in men’s and women’s soccer.
This is the last match of coach Park Hengrui with the Vietnam U23 team. The South Korean team leader will focus on training the national team in the second half of 2022, with the goal of reclaiming the AFC Cup.
“Sea Games 31 is very important to me. Three years ago, the U23 team and I won our first SEA Games gold medal in 60 years. The race was held in Vietnam and the audience waited a lot, so my responsibility was even greater. The players did their best.
I’ve been under a lot of stress lately. I thank the government, people, institutions and departments, the whole training committee has done a great job.I also thank the players for their hard work“, coach Park Hengrui emphasized.