16 Jul 2022 | 10:05 | Football
“Thank you Coach Park for your help”
This conversation took place in Spotify News and Coach Gong Wujun. First, when asked how it feels after an impressive journey AFC U23 ChampionshipCoach Gong shared: “I’m a little regretful. I’ve only been training with players of this age for about 17 days.
Vietnam were eliminated in the quarter-finals but impressed, as was the group draw with South Korea. I still remember the runner-up in the 2018 tournament when the U23 Vietnam team was led by coach Park Heng Swee.
I haven’t seen the media Vietnam say what. Just know that people around say the players are doing a good job. I brought 23 players (to Uzbekistan) but I think I should use all of them. Because some people don’t have any experience in this game.
So I think it’s important to get the players to come forward no matter what. Because in my opinion, the experience comes only when they have the opportunity to play. “
Talking about Coach Park Hengrui, Coach Gong said that he is very grateful to my eldest brother for helping him when his feet were dry when he came to Vietnam: “I learned about the local culture and consulted experts. The same is true in Indonesia, when I came to Vietnam , I used the same method.
Fortunately, I was able to settle in quickly because I learned a lot about Vietnam from my previous experience working in Indonesia. Coach Park Heng-seo is a well-known person, and I would also like to thank him.
Before I came (Vietnam), he had to take on a lot. Thank you so much for helping me settle down so quickly. Of course, the truth is there is pressure. Because I have to keep doing what I do well.
While dining together, I was told a lot about what was difficult and what I needed to overcome. This helped me a lot. “
“More than a title”
When asked what factors helped Coach Gong blend well with the U23 players and help them perform well, the 47-year-old strategist shared: “They say the Vietnamese players can’t reach their full potential. Until the first Halfway through the 15th minute of the game. So I wanted to break that barrier. I played motivational videos before every game.
Doing so takes a lot of time. So every opponent, from Thailand to South Korea or Malaysia or Saudi Arabia, the way I show them the video has changed. At one point, I showed the players a tape of a 2-2 draw with Thailand. They cheered when Nguyen Van Dong scored. Although I don’t know what they say, I understand how they feel. “
Having created a successful stepping stone on an unforgettable journey in the AFC U23 Championship, Mr Gong felt it was time for him and the team to continue to improve themselves to make a breakthrough.He emphasized with sports news Want to leave a “legacy” for the younger generation of Vietnamese players.
“I really want to bring back a lot of championship titles for Vietnamese football,” Coach Gong emphasized. “But (one day) when I leave, I want to keep the next generation of players, which is more important than trophies.
I must say it will. Personally, I believe that the team will only become stronger if it has a rich talent team. I want to create a lot of these people. “