Phu-ThoMr. Norman Fegidero was satisfied with the way the Philippines defended and drew with Vietnam 0-0 in the second round of Group A men’s football at the 31st SEA Games on the evening of May 8.
After the opening match beat Timor Leste 4-0 On May 6, coach Fegidero said that the Philippines would adjust personnel and tactics to be able to win against defending champion Vietnam in today’s match. The desired victory of this 52nd coach did not come true, but the Philippines still surprised when forcing the home team to saw points.
“Vietnam is the defending champion, is the number one candidate in this SEA Games men’s football. So for us, drawing them today is a great success,” Fegidero said at the press conference after the match.
On the Viet Tri field, the Philippines was underdog most of the time, under great pressure on the goal. But that’s proactive underdog. They created many defensive barriers, calmly repelling Vietnam’s efforts to force the pitch and finish.
“After carefully studying the way of kicking in Vietnam, we prepared defensive tactics,” said coach Fegidero. “Of course, my players also have to try their best to block the dangerous attacks of the home side. The rain more or less helps us in this way of playing.”
With one point from the draw, the Philippines was surprised to still lead Group A with four points from two matches, thanks to more than Vietnam in the sub-index. “We are aiming to reach the semi-finals, so today’s result and current position will give the Philippines confidence. Now we will rest for a bit, then focus on our goal of beating Myanmar in the next match.” , Mr. Fegidero added.
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