Head coach Park Hang-seo thanked and lauded all of fans and players as Vietnam advanced to AFF Suzuki Cup final.
“After 10 years, we are in the AFF Cup final again. It is a well-deserved reward for the fans, who supported us all the way. And for the players, I want to thank them. They have given their best in this game”. Park Hang-seo said.
Vietnam repeated their first leg score in the second leg semifinal against the Philippines in Hanoi, entering the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 with a robust 4-2.
Park Hang-seo also stressed the need to remain focused and not get carried away. “Although we beat Malaysia 2-0 in the group stage, they showed that they have many dangerous attackers. We have to prepare for this carefully. Everyone has to stay focused,” he said.
On the other side, Sven-Goran Eriksson – Philippines head coach said Vietnam deserved to win this match and had a good chance to win the cup. “Conrats to Vietnam, they played too well today. The final between Vietnam and Malaysia will be a great match. Good luck to Vietnam in the final. Your team is the top contender for this year’s AFF Cup”.
Nguyen Quang Hai, who tapped the first goal in for Vietnam, said he was already looking forward to the final. “It a great game! We dedicate this victory to the fans. Now we need to rest, eat well and prepare for the final”.
Vietnam will clash with Malaysia again in the final’s first leg on Dec 11 at Bukit Jalil Stadium. The second leg will take place at the My Dinh National Stadium 4 days later.
Source: Vnexpress International0