Haiphong FC (Vietnam) will play the 22~2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Playoffs (PO) against Incheon United at the Incheon Football Exclusive Match on the 2024nd.
On the eve of the match (21st)
head coach Judinh Nguyem held an official press conference
It will be a difficult game.
I know Incheon is a strong team.
It’s also an opportunity to learn from a team that plays high-level football here and for us to take it to a higher level.”
who beat Hong Kong Rangers 15-4 in the ACL qualifier on Oct. 1 to win their ticket to PO
stepped on Korean soil early this morning.
It was a difficult flight schedule.
Many players didn’t get a good night’s sleep.
But tomorrow we will do our best to show our will.
Incheon is a stronger team than Hong Kong Rangers.
It’s hard to play like I did back then.
we have to put pressure on them
but depending on the situation of the game
we may have to go down and play
predicting a change in play from the qualifiers
and also singled out Gerso and Hernandez as players to watch out for.
Captain Nguyen Hai Hui said:
I knew Incheon was a strong team.
We want to do our best to show what we are capable of.
It’s a chance to evaluate yourself against a strong team.
I will do my best.
Haiphong is home to Tsuong
who played in Incheon in the past.
Tsuong is the first Vietnamese player in the K-League.
He was loaned out for a season in 2016 and made four appearances.
he was loaned to Gangwon
where he played two more games.
Head coach Ju Dinh Nghim said:
Tsuong is a new player for us.
I know I played in Incheon
but it’s been a long time coming.
We mainly talked about the aspects of life.
In terms of football
I was told that tactics and so on are systematic.
Judin Nguyem said
I’m honored to be a part of the ACL.
The Vietnamese league is not as professional and systematic as Korea.
So I hope I can gain a lot of experience in the ACL.”