U18 Vietnam coach expects to defeat Australia

In the competition that is about to start on Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is located in Group B, considered “death table”, with Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. Of these, Australia is an Asian competitor, but familiar to Vietnamese audiences through many young tournaments. Malaysia is the nearest champion, while Thailand is always the opponent to bring many difficulties.

“In young football, there are no strong and too weak opponents. Southeast Asian football is also close to Asian football, and in young leagues, the stability of the teams is not high,” Hoang said. Mr. Tuan said.

“We respect our opponents, and if we want to go further, we will have to beat the teams. Each team has a different play, it is impossible to say winning this team is easy, and that is not the goal of U18 Vietnam. Our main goal is from this tournament, to prepare for training and to improve the expertise to take future steps to meet the requirements of the national team, ” Mr. Tuan added.

The coach from Khanh Hoa province resonated when bringing the group of Vietnamese U19 players to U20 World Cup 2017. At the South East Asia U18 tournament 2019, Coach Hoang Anh Tuan also thought that the students would follow the steps of the elder.

Australian coach Van Egmond believes that the team gathers many new players, just want to develop for the young players and try to get through the group stage. Currently, the level of Asian football has increased greatly, including Vietnam. Vietnam have invested a lot for football.

AFF Championship 2019 takes place from August 6 to August 19 in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong. Go Dau Stadium will host matches of Group A including Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Timor Leste, Philippines and Brunei. Unified Stadium takes place in the Group B matches, including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia. The semi-final matches in Binh Duong, and the finals took place in Ho Chi Minh City.

All matches will be opened freely. Fans in the area can also watch matches broadcast live on TV stations as well as online platforms.