Mano Polking, head coach of Thailand national team admitted that meeting with the Vietnam national team this time was considered different from last time And confirm that they will fight with all their might to get the best results before playing in the second leg in the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 Final first leg tomorrow.
“Tomorrow is the first final. which we just passed the second semi-final game just two days ago It is an important match where we want to get a good score. from the field tomorrow so that we can return to play in the second match in front of the fans In our house is a very important match.” Mano said.
“This game should be very different from the last encounter. Because Vietnam is one of the favorites on this list. Because they had time to continually gather together. For two months, 1 month before the start of the tournament. The tournament is also for two months. who have practiced together He has a full team of players. and have the best players At the same time, we came here with determination. and have goals In order to protect our champion as much as it is, it’s a lot different. But we have quality players in this set. believe that we can achieve our goals”
“Vietnam is a team that plays hard, aggressively, and has a very good defensive game. Haven’t conceded the goal in this list and have stayed more than 1 day, and we also have to travel. He also has the advantage of playing in front of a full stadium at home.”
“about the field We just came to play in the SEA Games. final which at that time it was ok, the grass was not beautiful but The pitch is at a football-playing level, which is okay. I’m still not sure how much has changed since then. We came to the SEA Games Which today we will have the opportunity to practice at the real field We will find out in the evening what the field looks like now if nothing has changed. remain at a good level and not an excuse for the field”
“Having 5 players booked yellow cards, first of all, we haven’t decided whether to use these 5 or not, may not start all 5, meanwhile Vietnam has 4 players booked yellow cards, so Finally, it’s a football game. If there is a need to make a foul, cut the game, which cannot be helped. but will not affect the player’s concentration if it really happened Really need to cut the fouls We have enough quality players to play a second game.”
“goal in this game The most important thing is to get a good score. To return to play in the second game at home and have a chance to win and defend the championship Tomorrow’s game may be a draw. Or if you can win, even better. The final score will be however. Let us have a chance to win at home to win the championship. to protect this championship”
“Tomorrow we definitely did not come to pick up a draw. We want to play our way. Our style, which we played throughout the tournament. is the final That many countries keep an eye on between Thailand and Vietnam are two quality teams. It is a meeting of the team with the best offensive record on this list. with a team that has the defensive game best on this list At the same time, we are the team with the second-best defense. Of the program against Vietnam, which also has the second-best offensive game, it is a contender that deserves to happen. With the statistics of the items that we have played in this list, we hope that football fans will be able to watch two quality games.”
In addition, Kritsada Kaman, the defender of the Thailand national team from Chonburi FC said
“Tomorrow is an important match. It’s the first finals game. We all expect that we will perform well in this final.” Kritsada said.
“Nguyen Thien Linh (Vietnam striker) is a quality player. He is the second top scorer at the moment, a difficult task for me. because he has quality He is also the top striker in ASEAN. But I will definitely have a way to stop him.”
AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 Final, first leg between Vietnam national team and Thailand national team will compete on 13 January 2023 at 8.30 pm. (Malaysian time) at the My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, live on Astro Arena 2(Astro Box channel 802).
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