Commenting on the game against Sydney FC, manager Kiatisuk said: “This is HAGL’s last game in the AFC Champions League. We have three goals in this game. The first is to help players play a match. It’s a big game. Sydney FC is a tough opponent. HAGL wants to score, so we have to assert ourselves.”
“The second goal is to vote for Duc, who left the entire game to the audience, so the team must show commitment to repay the love of the audience in Ho Chi Minh City in particular and across the country in general . The third goal. With HAGL representing Vietnam, the score will help increase football’s score in the FIFA rankings, improving the rankings and creating opportunities for years to come. At that time, Vietnamese football will have many opportunities. Opportunities to participate in international tournaments. For example, Vietnamese football will have direct ticket to AFC Cham, 2 play-off slots.”
HAGL has already conceded many goals in tight situations. Coach Kiatisak said: “We also analyzed the game and said a lot. If we don’t lose, there are points in every game. But in football it is not always possible to stop the opponent. Our goal is to collect points, even win. It is important that we achieve our goals together.” .
Meanwhile, striker Van Toan said: “Our confidence is unquestioned. Sydney FC are a strong side. The whole team will do their best in the farewell game. After the last few games we have a lot of self-confidence and believe in ourselves. If you call it satisfied, it is not very satisfied. The result of the whole team is still very meager with only 2 points. It’s the result, not the action. HAGL goes from a draw to a loss. I have to try harder when I’m still missing a lot to become a better player.”
The forward, who scored 1 goal in AFC Champions League, expressed his determination to score more goals against Sydney F: “All teams’ defenses are big and strong. The problem is that we have to stick to tactics and try to break through Sydney FC’s defense to score a goal. I will do my best to help the whole team achieve the goal of getting out.
For his part, coach Stephen Corica (Sydney FC) expressed his goal before HAGL is 3 points: “During the tournament we had an unfortunate draw. At tomorrow’s game we want to show a nicer picture with the atmosphere on the pitch to say goodbye to the hosts. Group H’s opponents all have a very difficult time. Yokohama and Jeonbuk were strong but we showed a positive image. We came here with a force not as strong as Yokohama or Jeonbuk. Our goal will be to play well and win all 3 points against HAGL to have a nice farewell.”
Mr Corica said Sydney FC need to improve their defense against HAGL to win: “We’ve conceded a lot of goals in the last couple of games so we need to improve that against HAGL. HAGL has a few mutated players. strong attacking game is very varied, from midfield to long attack. So we have to stay focused. We have to work harder and create more chances to score.”