23 Jun 2022 | 03:24 | Football
On June 19th, Coach Park Hengrui accepted an exclusive interview with Newsis (South Korea). Here, he shares a lot about his work, future, and other issues.
When asked about Kong Wujun’s U23 successor in Vietnam, the South Korean strategist was full of praise for his compatriot, especially after the coach helped his team reach the quarter-finals of the 2022 U23 Asia Championship.
Specifically, Mr. Park said: “I don’t know what the Vietnamese people’s expectations are, but I personally think that with 1 win and 2 draws to advance to the group stage, Coach Kong Wujun did a great job in the tournament. His third A tournament. We applaud too. Even though we lost to Saudi Arabia U23s in the quarter-finals, I thought we played very well.”
In addition, coach Park Hengrui also issued a statement on the Vietnam call. There, he affirmed that although we are the No. 1 team in Southeast Asia, we still have a lot to improve.
“In Southeast Asia, I think we are at a certain level, the players are more confident and physically fit. Thanks to the good guidance of the fitness coach, the physical fitness and height of the players have also improved compared to when they first entered the industry. But the general Said, still lacks a lot,” added Mr Park.
For the future South Korean strategist’s contract with the Vietnam Football Association until January 2023, many people are worried about the possibility of Park Geun-hye leaving.
Recently, he made a statement on the issue himself, emphasizing: “I think we will discuss extending the contract three months before it expires. I am sure Mr Li (the agent) will take care of everything.
The AFF Suzuki Cup held in December will be renamed the Mitsubishi Electric Cup. I really want to do it again because the first game didn’t make it to the final. This time, my goal is to reach the final. “
When asked if it was possible to return to Korea to lead the team or the national team, Mr Park said: “There are a lot of good and talented young coaches in Korea. I won’t have a chance (laughs). I’m not a leader in this field. But I have a lot of coaching experience, so if you have a mentoring role, please suggest and I’d be happy to help.”