Vietnam stay focused preparing for tough encounter against Iran

Friday, 2019-01-11 11:46:31
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Vietnamese national squad during training session on January 10. (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)
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NDO – Vietnamese national squad have been back to training with highest focus for the best preparations ahead of their upcoming Asian Cup 2019 clash against powerhouse Iran on January 12.

After losing 3-2 to Iraq by conceding in the 90th minute from a set piece in their Group D on January 8, Vietnam have been immediately preparing for their second match against title favourites Iran, who beat Yemen 5-0 in their opener.

The loss forces coach’s Park Hang-seo's side to make greater efforts in their remaining two group matches against Iran and Yemen, respectively. Among the two rivals, Iran are really a high mountain for Vietnamese players, as they possess a strong force led by coach Carlos Queiroz, who also led the impressive Iran team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Against the Asia’s No. 1 in the FIFA Rankings, coach Park and his colleagues are preparing the best for his players to help them stay away from pressure and bring in confidence.

At the training session on the afternoon of January 10, Park focused on exercises that help limit the strength of the Iranian team and maximise the advantages of his players.

Coach Park Hang-seo and his team are focusing on preparing their best ahead of their next clash against powerhouse Iran on January 12. (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)

Earlier, in the morning of the same day, the team reviewed the video of the previous match between Iran and Yemen to analyse each position of their rivals on the field.

Sharing with the press before the training session, midfielder Minh Vuong said: "Iran are strong. They play a modern football with many good players. However, they are also not invincible. I think the spirit is the most important thing for Vietnam at this time. The whole team will try our best to gain positive results against them.”

"After the defeat against Iraq, we feel a little bit of regret, but now we are more positive and ready for the match with Iran," Vuong added.