|Goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng has said goodbye to HCM City. — Photo vietnam.vn|
HCM CITY — Goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng has bid farewell to HCM City FC after three years with the club.
On his personal page, Dũng said: “The three-year journey with HCM City stopped. I thank the leaders of HCM City Club, coaching staff, teammates and fans of the club.”
“Thank you to everyone in the past three years for always loving, supporting, sharing and accompanying me. I am very proud and honoured to have worked, lived, practised and competed with everyone.”
Dũng met many difficulties in tying down a starting spot during his three seasons playing for HCM City, totalling 22 matches. Two seasons ago, he was only capped twice.
"Dũng met many difficulties in tying down a starting spot during his three seasons playing for HCM City, totalling 22 matches. Two seasons ago, he only played twice."
He did have more opportunities last season, playing in 13 matches and keeping five clean sheets.
In addition to Dũng, other key players such as Ngô Hoàng Thịnh and Sầm Ngọc Đức also said goodbye to HCM City.
After refusing to extend his contract with HCM City, Dũng is likely to join Hà Nội Police, who have just been promoted to V.League 1, where he will hope to be the No 1 goalkeeper.
With the help of Dũng, Hà Nội Police are a team that promises to create many surprises in the league next year. The side is recruiting players ahead of the new season. Signed so far are Phan Văn Đức, Nguyễn Xuân Nam, Đoàn Văn Hậu and Dụng Quang Nho.
A good performance in the new team can open the door for Dũng to the Vietnamese national team. He was the hero of Vietnamese football in the AFC U23 Championship 2018 in which Việt Nam were the runners-up, the first time a Vietnamese national team made it to the final of a continental championship. This tournament also opened a successful period with South Korean coach Park Hang-seo. VNS