World-class team, soccer powerhouse…this is how Vietnam sees South Korea

World-class team, soccer powerhouse…this is how Vietnam sees South Korea

Vietnam sees South Korea as a world-class team and a soccer powerhouse.

The South Korean national soccer team, coached by Jürgen Klinsmann, will play Vietnam in a friendly on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. South Korea is ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings, while Vietnam is 95th.

A day before the match, a pre-match press conference was held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. When asked by the Vietnamese media how much he knew about Vietnam, Klinsmann said, “I don’t think they are underdogs at all. I think it will give us a chance to prepare for what we need to do when we meet Asian teams. This is a game where we can see how prepared we are and what we need to work on. We’ll give it our best shot,” he said with respect.토토사이트

Objectively speaking, Vietnam is an underdog compared to South Korea. The FIFA rankings don’t tell the whole story, but the gap in the rankings is significant. Also, if you look at their roster, no Vietnamese player has more skills or experience than their Korean counterparts. South Korea is also far superior in international competitions, including the World Cup.

Vietnam recognizes this. Speaking at a pre-press conference after Klinsmann’s press conference, Vietnam coach Philippe Trousier and key defender Do Duy Man humbly acknowledged their position and expressed their desire to follow Korea and Japan in the long run, using Korea as motivation.

“We prepared as hard as we could to get a good result against a top-class, world-class team. Our goal is to grow from this match and become a stronger team to face stronger teams in the future. I am grateful that the Vietnamese players are able to play against a strong team like Korea. This match will be a good foundation for our rebuilding process. It’s a great opportunity to play against Korea,” he said.

Do Duy Man added: “Korea has many great players who play in Europe. We are all Asian and proud to represent Asia. Korean and Japanese players are leading the way for Vietnamese players to dream. We will try to get better,” he said, expressing his desire to follow in the footsteps of Korea and Japan, which have many players playing in Europe.

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