Park Hang-seo dissatisfied with referee’s decision

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(VOVWORLD) - In a press conference last night after the Vietnam vs Thailand match of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, head coach Park Hang-seo expressed his outright dissatisfaction about the referee’s rejection of Vietnam’s goal in the first half.

“I never complain about referee’s decision. I watched again the video clip about Tien Dung’s goal. Apparently, it was not the right decision. But it was tough for him. Not every decision the referee makes is accurate.”

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Speaking of the collision after the match between Vietnam coaching team and Thailand’s, Park claimed that Akira Nishino’s assistant deliberately provoked him: “Thailand seemed to play a psychological warfare against me. A foreign assistant coach sometimes smirked at me during the match. If he really wants to provoke me, I'm ready.”

Park Hang-seo said  Thailand assistant coach smirked at him many times during the match.

Park also confirmed a news report that  Anh Duc will retire  from the national team: “Anh Duc played well this year in the national team. He also performed well in AFF Cup last year. He has been successful in building his influence as a senior in the national team. Anh Duc suffered an injury in the V-League and underwent a long period of treatment. He  told  me of his plan to retire. I reported it to VFF. Actually, I want to him to stay. But he said younger players need more chance to play. I respect his decision. Today he announced the decision in front of the whole team. I really want to give him more in his last match.”

Regarding Vietnamese players’ mistakes, Park said: “ Football is sometimes irrational. No match is perfect. We only improve it by practicing a lot to minimize mistakes. We will play the next match in March next year. I think from now on, I will have time to assess and revise the positions. In the meantime, I have no comment.”

Park said he is not satisfied with the draw but recognizes the positive signals from his players’ performance: “I am disappointed with the outcome, so is Nishino. We never satisfy with a draw. We want a win which brings joy for us. Today, we didn’t let Thailand win, which was a kind of success for us. We will no longer  be defeated by them easily.”

When asked about his evaluation of Vietnam’s first 5 matches, the head coach candidly said: “I will make a more detailed assessment in the time to come, not now because it gives me a headache. I have to travel to Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow to prepare for the SEA Games!”