HÀ NỘI– After a second-place surface to the 2020 season that numerous at the club thought about a failure, Hà Nội FC are bottom of the V.League 1 table after 2 games and coach Chu Đình Nghiêm fears the capital side may complete closer to transfer than the title.

Hà Nội lost away to Nam Định 3-0 recently and then suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Becamex Bình Dương on Saturday to produce a devastating start to the campaign.

“My players have actually worked difficult but the outcomes have not been satisfying. We have a few new gamers. To play well with the team it takes. Scoring objectives to me doesn’t matter, it is very important to integrate with the team’s playing style. Some new players can play separately in their previous group, however at Hà Nội FC they have to play in co-ordination with the team so that takes more time,” said Nghiêm after the loss to Bình Dương.

“After the loss with Nam Định, we set high goals. However the 2 goals we yielded to Bình Dương were extremely easy. The team’s defence has actually never ever been good. We will fix this,” Nghiêm included.

This season, the league will take location with two phases to pick the top 6 teams to complete for the title and a group of eight teams to battle to avoid relegation.

“When we set a goal that can not be attained, I have to be the individual in charge. This year’s format is very hard and Hà Nội have to attempt hard. If we can’t block bad performances like the 2 previous matches, we might absolutely fall into the relegation group. I motivate the players to try to combat until the end of the match. If there is a professional error, I will be responsible,” stated Nghiêm.

Meanwhile, coach of Bình Dương, Phan Thanh Hùng was thrilled with his players’ performance away to the favoured Hà Nội.

“It was necessary that we managed the hosts. Bình Dương were overwhelmed initially, but fortunately we got the goal to raise our spirits and we took advantage of the opportunities.

“In my mind, a draw was likewise a good result because the two teams comprehended each other extremely well,” said Hùng.