Coach Phan Thanh Hùng of Quảng Ninh Coal wants a win over Hà Nội T&T in today’s National Cup final, first leg match. — Photo webthethao.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Coach Phan Thanh Hùng of Quảng Ninh Coal says he will not let Hà Nội T&T win the second trophy when the two teams meet today in the National Cup final’s first leg match.
Quảng Ninh Coal lost their first V.League title to Hà Nội T&T after losing 0-1 to their rivals during the 25th round match on September 11.
“Off of the field we can be brothers, but during competition we are on different sides,” says Hùng, who used to coach Hà Nội T&T for six years before moving to Quảng Ninh Coal for the 2016 season.
“We have our own admiration and are thirsty for titles. We will ask them to pay the debt of that defeat in tomorrow’s game. We will play with 200 per cent of our capacity.
“Missing the V.League cup made us regret. Now we will focus on the National Cup and we want glory,” Hùng added.
However, Hùng will not have his best players, as Văn Hiếu and Kizito have been sidelined due to yellow cards.
Their rivals, on the other hands, are filled with energy and are excited after winning their third national league title.
The match will be at Cẩm Phả Stadium in Quảng Ninh Province. The return leg match will be on September 29 at Hàng Đẫy Stadium in Hà Nội. — VNS