Park Hang-seo: Vietnam’s football could reap more success in future

Coach Park Hang-seo takes photo with participants at the exchange programme in Seoul (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – Vietnam’s football teamscould achieve more success at the regional and international arena, said nationalteam coach Park Hang-seo in an exchange programme with hundreds of Vietnamesestudents in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on February 11 ahead of the upcomingLunar New Year (Tet).The Korean received a raucous applauses whileentering the hall of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.He said he was now in the RoK but felt likestaying in Vietnam thanks to the warm welcome from Vietnamese people. The head coach affirmed his hope to contributemore to Vietnamese football, promoting relations between Vietnam and the RoK.He was confident that the Southeast Asiancountry could reap more success at both regional and global competitions in thefuture.The atmosphere in Vietnam during the team’s runto the final of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship wassimilar to that of the RoK on the occasion of World Cup 2002, he said, addingthat the achievement of the Vietnamese football team was a source of greatpride for him.In reply to Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoKNguyen Vu Tu’s question, he said before each match, he and his football playersalways huddle together and shout “One! Two! Three! Fighting!”Park described his relations with the VietnamFootball Federation (VFF) as “fate” when the two sides signed a contract. Similaritiesin life and in culture between the two nations have helped him quicklyunderstand Vietnamese footballers, he noted.He advised Vietnamese players to keep their feeton the ground. This is not thepeak… [Read full story]


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