Coach Park Hang-seo’s surprise visit will be a great motivation for Vietnamese players.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play an October international match against Vietnam (95th in FIFA rankings) at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th.
Vietnamese defender Du Doi Man said at a pre-match press conference that he would try to beat Korea, saying, “This game will be very difficult. Korea is a strong team recognized not only in Asia but also around the world. We have prepared various strategies. We will do our best.”
Nevertheless, Doi Man had respect for Korea. He said, “All the players, including myself, are grateful for the opportunity. We feel proud to play under the Vietnamese flag. There are many great players in Korea. Korea and Japan seem to be leaders in helping Vietnamese players pursue their dreams. Based on this, we will do our best. “I will do my best,” he said, showing respect.
Vietnamese players also meet unexpected people in this game. Ahead of the game, the Korea Football Association announced on the 16th, “Coach Park Hang-seo will participate as an encourager along with Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-gyu and others in the encouragement session for players of both teams ahead of the match between Korea and Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium tomorrow.”안전놀이터
Director Park Hang-seo is considered the best coach in Vietnamese history. Doi Man is also a player who grew under the guidance of coach Park Hang-seo. He said, “Of course, Coach Park Hang-seo’s visit is good news for the Vietnamese players. It is an element that can sufficiently boost their morale. Apart from that, the players have prepared various tactics and strategies. Let’s focus on these and get the best results. “I will try,” he said.