The Vietnamese national soccer team feels the vacancy left by manager Park Hang-seo.
The Southeast Asian Games (SEA games), in which Vietnam will participate, will open in Cambodia for the first time ever in May. The SEA Games, dubbed the ‘Olympics of Southeast Asia’, compete with the best athletes in Southeast Asia, selected from a population of over 600 million.
The sport that attracts the most attention is, of course, men’s soccer. The Vietnam U22 national team achieved two consecutive victories in 2019 and 2021 under coach Park Hang-seo. Coach Philip Troussier, who took over the helm from coach Park Hang-seo, is challenging for a third straight title.
Director Park Hang-seo made Vietnam, which was a periphery in Southeast Asia, the strongest in Southeast Asia. Vietnam, whose expectations have risen thanks to coach Park, is now in an atmosphere where it is natural to win three consecutive victories. Head coach Troussier, who was appointed to the adult national team for the first time, was under great pressure.
Japanese media ‘Soccer King’ said,메이저놀이터 “Vietnamese people are hoping for a third consecutive victory for the national team. Troussier has experience in directing the Vietnam U19 national team in 2019. Coach Trudeau, who inherited the national team from coach Park Hang-seo, is challenging for a third straight title.”
The media continued, “After Trudeau took over as coach, the Vietnam U22 national team was sluggish with 1 win and 5 losses in the Doha Cup. Fans are questioning Tracy’s ability.”