Update: 20:00 | 24/01/2019
Vietnam head coach Park Hang-
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Park admitted Japan is a strong team and a tough challenge for the Golden Dragons.
Coach Park Hang-
However, the 60-year-old tactician still affirmed his side’s determination to upset the four-time continental champions in tonight’s encounter.
“The Japanese players are experienced and are individually skillful, but we will prepare perfectly to take the challenge and are determined to win the game,” Park stated.
He said that tonight’s clash will be a tough one for Vietnam’s defensive line as Japan will change their playing style. “I think Japan will attack rapidly and constantly right from the first whistle. Vietnam’s backline will be faced with numerous challenges”.
The Republic of Korea coach shared that he has experienced a fantastic year with Vietnamese football, which he said has stemmed from the joint efforts of the whole team and his partners in the coaching staff.
“Vietnam has given me a great chance to revive my career, and I am grateful for that. Therefore, I will do to the best of my ability to reciprocate the hearts of the Vietnamese people,” Park stated.