12 Aug 2022 | 01:05 | Football
Despite the constant testing of head coach Ding Nan in the team, Vietnam U19’s three-game victories against Myanmar (2-0), Malaysia (2-1) and Thailand (1-0) gave fans confidence. Therefore, in this final, the boy in red is still slightly better than the defending champion of Southeast Asia U19 Malaysia U19.
In the last game, Khuat Van Khang and his teammates worked very hard to win in stoppage time. The defensive loopholes of the U19 Vietnam team were exploited by the opponent in the first few minutes of the game, and the opponent continued to exert high-intensity pressure. Therefore, head coach Ding Nan needs to make good tactical adjustments and psychological treatment to make the players more brave in this final.
Coach Dinh The Nam said: “The 2-1 victory in the outer round with an 11m goal in 90+3 minutes showed how struggling the Vietnam U19 team is because Malaysia is really ominous. They are very humble. Brave and tough, so we will Subjectivity is not allowed, but a good focus is needed to maintain our strength.”
Midfielder Fan Chang failed to recover in time due to an ankle injury, which was a huge loss for Vietnam U19s in a final. Coach Dinh The Nam is ready for alternatives and tests on the offensive end. Van Tu could replace Van Truong from the start. In addition, the U19 Vietnam team is looking forward to the outbreak of pillars such as Khuat Van Khang, Nguyen Quoc Viet, and Dinh Bac.
The Malaysia U19s have brought many new faces to Binh Duong but still show that they have a generation of young and promising players. They drew 0-0 with Thailand in the opening game, lost 2-1 to Vietnam in the second, and defeated Myanmar 2-0 in the final game to meet the home team again in the final.
Malaysia U19 striker Mohamad Nasir is a dangerous player, tall but very well done. The striker caused a lot of difficulty for the U19 Vietnam team’s defense in the last match. The U19 Vietnam team’s only target so far has been Mohamad Nasir’s product, with its ruthlessly beautiful tailoring.
The U19 Vietnam team is in good shape, and being encouraged by the cheers of the home crowd is a major advantage of this game. The game will take place at Go Dau Stadium at 6pm. Earlier, at 15:30, Thailand U19 wanted to cancel the honor and was determined to win the third place in the match against Myanmar U19.