Vietnam, which lost its ace, is not even at 100% strength.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won 4-0 against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th, thanks to Lee Kang-in’s multiple goals and Hwang Ui-jo’s key goal. Coach Klinsmann reported his first win at home seven months after taking office.
Korea will face Vietnam, ranked 95th in the FIFA rankings, at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th. In terms of objective power, Korea has absolute superiority. Before coming to Korea, Vietnam was completely defeated by both China (0-2 loss) on the 10th and Uzbekistan (0-2 loss) on the 13th in Dalian, China.안전놀이터
Vietnam focused extremely on defense in the match against Uzbekistan. Vietnam’s market share was only around 30%, and the counterattacks that did come out were not sharp. Vietnam coach Philippe Trussier said, “Korea’s level is much higher. It is an experimental stage where we can test the level of our players. “Players must be able to score goals through counterattacks in addition to defense,” he said, cautioning against Korea.
Will Vietnam be able to counterattack? Even Ace Nguyen Quang Hai, who managed to advance to the French second division in Vietnam, was confirmed to miss the Korean game due to injury.
‘Vietnam Express’ reported on the 15th, “Midfielder Quang Hai suffered a thigh injury in the match against Uzbekistan and was carried out on a stretcher. An MRI showed he had a torn right calf muscle and would need a month to recover. He reported, “Quang Hai has been confirmed to miss the Korean game.”
‘Director Park Hang-seo’s best disciple’ Quang Hai is the sharpest spear in Vietnam. Due to his injury, Vietnam has lost any chance of scoring even one goal in the game against Korea. Quang Hai’s vacuum will be filled by Nguyen Hoang Duc.
Vietnam is in emergency mode. Vietnam will face the Philippines on November 16th and Iraq on the 21st in the second qualifying round of the World Cup. Vietnam is praying that Quang Hai will recover before then.