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Malaysia assistant coach: Vietnam proved overwhelming

Thứ bảy, 12/10/2019 13:23 (GMT+7)
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Malaysia assistant coach Balachandran lauded Vietnam’s performance following a 0-1 defeat in the World Cup 2022 qualifier at Hanoi’s My Dinh stadium on Thursday.

“First, I want to congratulate Vietnam on their victory. Malaysia had chances, but we were unable to score. Vietnam dominated the game and some weaknesses in our defense were exposed ,” Balachandran told the post-match press conference.

Midfielder Quang Hai scored a world-class goal in the 40th minute to secure Vietnam a hard-earned win over the ASEAN rival.

“It’s just the first leg of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. We are optimistic about the second leg,” said Balachandran.

Malaysia assistant coach Balachandran lauded Vietnam’s performance

“We were surprised by Vietnam and I can do nothing else but praise them. We were well-prepared for this match but we couldn’t convert our chances in the first half. Vietnam’s finishing skills are very effective,” he added.

Balachandran stopped short of explaining coach Tan Cheng Hoe’s absence at the press briefing.

Thursday’s win put Vietnam in third place in group G with 4 points, after the UAE and Thailand.

“After the match, our players raised some questions about the referee, making the atmosphere a little bit tense. I don’t want the same thing to happen in the second leg,” said Balachandran.

 

TT Đội Vàng Bạc Đồng Tổng
1 Việt Nam Việt Nam 205 125 116 446
2 Thái Lan Thái Lan 92 103 136 331
3 Indonesia Indonesia 69 91 81 241
4 Philippines Philippines 52 70 104 226
5 Singapore Singapore 47 46 73 166
6 Malaysia Malaysia 39 45 90 174
7 Myanmar Myanmar 9 18 35 62
8 Campuchia Campuchia 9 13 41 63
9 Lào Lào 2 7 33 42
10 Brunei Brunei 1 1 1 3
11 Đông Timor Đông Timor 0 3 2 5

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