Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo (64) and Indonesia Shin Tae-yong (53) face off in the semifinals of the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Cup, also known as the “Southeast Asia World Cup,” continuing a tense battle of nerves.
Vietnam and Indonesia drew 0-0 in the first leg of the semi-final held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 6th.
The two teams will move to Hanoi, Vietnam, on the 9th to play the second leg, and in case of a tie, overtime and penalty shootouts will determine the team advancing to the final.
The away goals rule does not apply and the winning team will face the Thailand-Malaysia match winner in the final.
According to Vietnamese media Vietnam Net, Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo said in an interview after the match that day, “Away matches are difficult, but the players fought well and achieved the goal of a draw.” The fact that it was pulled to 30 minutes is not particularly evaluated because both teams have the same conditions.”
Coach Park Hang-seo, who led Vietnam to victory in this competition in 2018, puts down the Vietnamese baton at the end of this competition. 메이저놀이터
“Indonesia is also a good team, but we are stronger,” he said.
Coach Park Hang-seo defeated coach Shin Tae-yong 4-0 in the World Cup qualifiers,
Then, coach Shin Tae-yong refuted at the press conference that followed, saying, “Vietnam is stronger, so why did they draw 0-0?”
Head coach Shin Tae-yong, who finished runner-up in the previous tournament that ended in January last year, said, “The players played hard, and although we didn’t win, the content of the game was good.”
Coach Shin, who wants to give Indonesia, who has been runner-up six times in their career, their first championship in the tournament, said, “I have coached the national team for over a year, and now Indonesia is no longer the Indonesia of the past.” did.
When asked about not shaking hands with manager Park Hang-seo at the official press conference the day before, Shin laughed and explained, “I was going to shake hands, but coach Park turned around and I stopped too.”
The day before, CNN Indonesia reported, “Coach Tae-yong Shin shook hands with the other coaches during the qualifying matches against Cambodia, Brunei, Thailand, and the Philippines,” and “but he did not shake hands with coach Hang-seo Park of Vietnam.”
However, Vietnam Express said, “Director Park Hang-seo’s press conference started at 12:30 in the afternoon and ended in 10 minutes, so I did not meet director Shin Tae-yong, who was interviewed at 1:00.” It seems to be to shake Park Hang-seo mentally before the game.”