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Coach Park asked Vietnamese reporters not to leak team information

Coach Park asked Vietnamese reporters not to leak team information

Seeing Vietnam U22 starting lineup constantly being revealed hours before kicking off the match, manager Park Hang Seo demanded local journalists to limit the amount of news related to the national football team.

"I know that every Vietnamese citizen loves football from the bottom of the heart", coach Park said. "So Vietnamese media should update the news about Vietnam U22 team".

Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), players and I did all our best to give you as much information as we can. However, there is something we cannot reveal before each match such as team formation or players' positions at that game".

"But somehow it was still leaked to the Vietnamese media".

Park Hang Seo also said that he knew deeply about the relationship between Vietnamese reporters and players. As a result, they can take advantage of it to receive hot news to write articles.

But when they did that, they also revealed secret information about the Vietnam U22 team to the opponents.

In some cases, rivals such as Thailand U22 and Singapore U22 already knew about team formation of Vietnam U22 many hours before the match thanks to Vietnamese media, so they have time to prepare possible methods to tackle Vietnamese players

Consequently, coach Park asked reporters not to reveal vital information about the Vietnam U22 team until the match started.

Only by doing that can Vietnamese players go on winning matches at the knock-out stage, which means the first gold medal in SEA Games men's football for the Golden Stars.