Coach Park Hang-seo has returned to South Korea to celebrate the new year with his family and will watch the opening V.League 1 matches from home, hoping to see young players have the opportunity to sharpen their skills.
In front of nearly 20,000 fans, head coach Park Hang-seo selected a strong senior team including Nguyễn Quang Hải, Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, Nguyễn Công Phượng, Đỗ Hùng Dũng and Phan Văn Đức.
Forward Nguyễn Văn Quyết of Hà Nội FC was cautiously optimistic about his and the national team's progress after they pulled out a 3-2 victory in the friendly match between the national team and the U22 team on Wednesday.
While the only decorations in Park’s austere office are pictures of some of his famous victories, Vietnamese football fans can be assured their hero is only looking to the future.
Việt Nam national team manager Park Hang-seo was adamant that his star defender Đoàn Văn Hậu's brief loan spell at SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands was positive for both player and country, calling it a "meaningful experience".
Coach Park Hang Seo has called back 24 players of the U-22 national team for the fourth training session of this year to prepare for next year's Southeast Asian Games, where the U22 team will attempt to defend its crown.
The Vietnamese national team are training in Hà Nội to prepare for the upcoming World Cup 2022 second qualifying round.
Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng was a key cog in the Viettel machine that secured the V.League 1 title this year, marking the fourth time the midfielder has lifted the trophy for three different clubs.
After being named the best player of the 2020 V.League 1 season, forward Nguyễn Văn Quyết is favourite to take the Vietnamese Golden Ball award for the first time in his career.