Vietnam, feeling a barrier to Korea, is confident in its Chinese counterpart… “We lost, but we still do better”

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Vietnam’s Dantri reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Despite the crushing defeat in the Korean War, Eric Abrams, director of the Vietnam PFF Youth Football Academy, still insisted that the level of Vietnamese football is higher than that of China.”

The Vietnamese national soccer team (ranked 95th in FIFA rankings), led by coach Philippe Trussier, played a friendly match against Jurgen Klinsmann’s Korea Republic (ranked 26th) at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the evening of the 17th and lost 0-6.

Klinsmann, who previously scored a 4-0 victory over Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th, won the second consecutive international match in October. Starting with a 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia last September, Korea has won three games in a row.

On the other hand, Vietnam, which recorded all losses in three consecutive matches during the October international match, experienced a one-step gap. Following a 0-2 loss against China and a 0-2 loss against Uzbekistan, they also lost completely against Korea.

From Vietnam’s perspective, it was literally an overwhelming match. While pursuing possession soccer, they were overwhelmed in terms of possession (37%, Korea 63%) and lost in all indicators, including the number of shots (Korea 34, Vietnam 5).  

Vietnam’s soccer world realized the gap with Korea through three consecutive losses in October’s international matches. Interestingly enough, the Vietnamese soccer community predicts that under these circumstances, it will be worth it to compete with the Chinese soccer community. 스포츠토토Abrams, who leads the Vietnam Youth Soccer Academy, expressed this thought.

In an interview with Chinese media, Abrams said, “There are still many similarities between the soccer levels of China and Vietnam. The levels are also similar. Actually, I don’t know why China is so bad at soccer. It has a good economy and a population of 1.4 billion, let alone Brazil.” “It’s strange that it’s similar to Vietnam,” he claimed.

Regarding Chinese soccer, Abrams said, “To put it bluntly, it’s worse than Vietnam. “In particular, the level of young players is falling further,” he said. “Vietnam also lacks infrastructure, but China’s situation is even more serious. He criticized, “There is no systematic training system in China to begin with.”

Dantry said, “Vietnam lost to China in the October A match, but they were not a key member. He explained the atmosphere, saying, “There is a steady trend within Vietnam that the loss in China was due to the players’ individual mistakes rather than differences in skill.”

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