PANO – “Arsenal with world star players is much better than Vietnam in every aspect. Thus, it is necessary for Vietnam to find an appropriate line-up and a suitable strategy to narrow this gap”, said Head Coach of the national men’s football squad Hoang Van Phuc.
On July 13th, the team started a short training course at the My Dinh stadium in Hanoi in preparation for the friendly game with the Arsenal Club on July 17th.
Coach Phuc underlined that it is an opportunity for Vietnamese players to play a strong club like Arsenal. Therefore, he asked his players to play with all their hearts and present a very attractive game to local fans, whatever the final score may be.
For the friendly match, the coach also revealed he will choose players performing well at the on-going V-League championship and at ages to participate in the 27th SEA Games.
Translated by Pham Huy