Quang NinhAfter defeating Myanmar in the semi-finals, coach Mai Duc Chung acknowledged his determination to win the SEA Games women’s football title with Vietnam for the third time in a row.
“I really hope, but there are still 90 minutes to reach the goal,” Chung shared later 1-0 win on Cam Pha Stadium. “For now, we will forget the match against Myanmar to focus on recovering. Any player who does not play will have to practice to ensure his fitness for the final against Thailand.”
Mr. Chung is the most successful domestic coach in Vietnam, when he and the women’s team won four SEA Games gold medals, including twice in a row in 2017 and 2019. If he beat Thailand in the final on May 21, Mr. , he will complete an unprecedented golden hat-trick in the history of Vietnamese football.
Under the cheers of nearly 20,000 spectators, Vietnam joined the excitement and completely overwhelmed Myanmar. However, the team only scored one goal thanks to striker Huynh Nhu. When asked about this meager score, coach Mai Duc Chung said that how many goals you score is not as important as winning or not. “In general, the course of the matches depends on the opponent,” he added. “This match, my players played with good spirit, although some points were not satisfied in terms of tactics and coordination. In general, the two teams played equally, but Vietnam was slightly better in the percentage of possession. , coordinate and shoot more”.
Regarding the idea that Vietnam is still dependent on the old generals, the Hanoi military leader disagrees. He emphasized: “It’s a bit unfair to say that, because a team must gather many elements. If only old players are weak, their strength is weak, if only young players are inexperienced. In this match, the official squad has quite young Nguyen Thi Thuong, then Thanh Nha, Van Su… We have to combine the old and the young, that’s the intention of the coaching staff.”
Vietnam’s opponent in the final is Thailand – the team that crushed the Philippines in the semi-finals a few hours earlier. Coach Chung said he had sent a coaching team to record videos and analyze Thailand’s matches. According to him, this opponent is similar to the Philippines with physical strength, height and speed, so Vietnamese students must respond with small coordination and flexible attacks.
Similar to the matches in the group stage, Cam Pha Stadium was no longer empty, with a bright red color all over the stands. According to coach Mai Duc Chung, the love of fans, including those who queue from 3am waiting for the ticket, made him very emotional. He said that it was these images that encouraged the players’ competitive spirit.
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