Thai newspaper: 'Doan Van Hau is the number one defender in Asia'
Thai newspaper Siamsport recently recognized Doan Van Hau as the best defender in Asia, surpassing their number 1 star Theerathon Bunmathan and Maya Yoshida of Japan.
Recently, Fox Sports has opened a poll of "Best defender in Asia" with 8 bright candidates from 8 different countries. Doan Van Hau is a representative of Vietnam. Not to mention the final result, Doan Van Hau in top 8 with big names like Maya Yoshida (Japan) or Mehdi Mahdavikia (Iran) was a great recognition.
Besides, there are 5 other names in this top 8: Aidil Zafuan (Malaysia), Hong Myung Bo (South Korea), Hansamu Yama (Indonesia), Safuwan Baharudin (Singapore) and the number 1 star of Thailand national team Theerathon Bunmathan .
However, Siam Sport said Doan Van Hau is the no.1 name, not their player.
"Doan Van Hau is likely to be the winner, the 2nd is Yoshida and 3rd is Theerathon Bunmathan. Many opinions consider Theerathon Bunmathan better than Doan Van Hau because this player won J-League. But Van Hau takes advantage of playing in Europe. In the future, Van Hau will surely reap more success. " - Thai media said
In the past successes of Vietnamese football under coach Park Hang-seo, Doan Van Hau is the youngest name but plays an extremely important role. Starting from the left wing corridor, Doan Van Hau joined U20 Vietnam for the first time in the World Cup and even Thai Binh-born player can score in this arena.
After that achievement, Doan Van Hau became an irreplaceable name of the national level. He is the key on the left to help U23 Vietnam become runner-up of Asia then played an important role in Vietnam advancement to ASIAD, won the AFF Cup 2018 and especially set up a double to help U22 Vietnam win the SEA Games 30.
Currently, the young Vietnamese player plays for Heerenveen in the Netherlands and promises a bright future.