The AFF Cup action will continue tomorrow in Vietnam with a host to me against Myanmar.
Last Friday after a 2-0 victory in the home championship against Malaysia, Vietnam was placed second in Group A with six points in two matches. Myanmar's opponents at the top of the table achieved better goals after winning their first two matches against Laos and Cambodia.
Myanmar's head coach Antoine Hey wants to win tomorrow to qualify for the semifinals.
Myanmar coach Antoine Hey speaks at a press conference. Photo: VnExpress / Duc Dong
"Thousands of fans will compete at the Thuwunna Stadium on the day, hopefully we will win. Even though we have six points in two matches, we can still be eliminated, because this is the last home game for us in Group A, otherwise than for defeat in Vietnam Otherwise, things will be really complicated when we will take Malaysia to their home in the next match, "he said.
"The most important thing is that we need to strengthen our defense. We can not allow them to reach the first goal, like our last two games," he added.
Vietnamese players are cautiously confident, they are aware of some disadvantages, but they decide to beat them.
Center ahead of Nguyen Anh Duc, who had the goal and help with the 2-0 win over Malaysia, believes that Myanmar is a tough opponent.
"The game with Myanmar will be very demanding, they have gifted players and domestic advantages, which will surely put pressure on our players, but we will always move to the field with the highest determination to win," said Duc.
Nguyen Anh Duc, who celebrated his goal against Malaysia on November 16, said the game with Myanmar would be challenging. Photo: VnExpress / Lam Thoa
Vice President and Center back Que Ngoc Hai was more confident about winning for Vietnam, despite being played away from home.
"Vietnam and Myanmar have six points, so this game will be crucial in the semifinals. Myanmar has the advantage of thousands of fans." However, we played in even bigger stadiums in Malaysia and Indonesia, so we are aware of the pressure. "
Hai said that the victory against Malaysia is a huge boost, and players are currently feeling very comfortable. "We are confident that we are confronted with Myanmar," he said.
Vietnam won in Laos and Malaysia and won both without having scored the goal. Their third game against Myanmar will be on November 20 at 6.30 in the Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar. The match will be live.