At the end of January this year, coach Park Hang-seo (64), the ‘Vietnamese people’s papa’ who will put down the baton of the Vietnamese national soccer team, must overcome Indonesia’s Tae-yong Shin to reap the beauty of the end. It is an ironic destiny to overcome a Korean coach on the way to victory. Malaysia’s coach Kim Pan-gon said, “We have to defeat the ‘defending champion’ to advance to the finals. A difficult battle awaits.
Coach Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam will play the first leg of the semifinals of the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup) with Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 6th (Korean time) at 9:30 pm.
The second game will be held at 9:30 pm on the 9th at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, ‘Vietnam Home’.
Indonesia advanced to the semi-finals.
Indonesia, who defeated the Philippines 2-1 in the final 4th match of the group stage on the 2nd and recorded 3 wins and 1 draw (10 points), tied the score with the ‘defending champion’ Thailand. However, they fell behind on goal difference and secured second place in Group A.
On the 3rd, Vietnam won a ticket to the quarterfinals. Vietnam defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the final group stage match of the tournament. The group stage record was 3 wins and 1 draw (10 points), and they advanced to the semifinals with 1st place in Group B. It was the moment when the face-to-face confrontation between Korean coaches ‘Shin Tae-yong and Park Hang-seo’ was concluded.
While both Vietnam and Indonesia are continuing their challenge towards the goal of ‘winning’, the weight of victory goes one step further to Vietnam. Vietnam is the only unbeaten team in this tournament.
In addition, the team’s morale is skyrocketing as they are preparing a ‘winner’ gift to coach Park Hang-seo, who will put down the baton of the Vietnamese national team at the end of this tournament.
Coach Park Hang-seo is more permeated into Southeast Asian football than Shin Tae-yong.
Head coach Park Hang-seo, who took office in 2017, led Vietnam to the semifinals of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in 2018 and the Mitsubishi Cup victory. To this, he added good results, such as reaching the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup and advancing to the final qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
As manager Park Hang-seo went on a winning streak, Korean leaders began to be recognized in Southeast Asia as well. In 2020, director Shin Tae-yong’s background in Indonesia’s baton is not without influence.
Director Shin Tae-yong, who moved to Indonesia, announced a good start. In his first year in office, he went to the 2020 Mitsubishi Cup and went straight to the final. It was a catastrophe.
Expectations are focused on the common denominator of being a Korean coach and the confrontation between the two commanders, Park Hang-seo and Shin Tae-yong, who do not lag behind in their ambitions to win. 메이저놀이터
Earlier this year, another person joined the ranks of the ‘Southeast Asian Korean Command Tower’. This is Kim Pan-gon, the Malaysian coach.
Malaysia, which failed to pass the group stage in the last tournament, made it to the semifinals under the system of Kim Pan-gon. It seems that it has already achieved remarkable results. But Kim Pan Gon-ho’s goal is higher. Looking forward to winning the finals.
Malaysia, who finished second in Group B, will play the first match against Thailand, who placed first in Group A, in Kuala Lumpur on the 7th and the second match in Bangkok on the 10th. It is Kim Pan-Gon-ho who can continue his challenge for the championship only when he defeats the defending champion.