HÀ NỘI– Forward Nguyễn Văn Quyết of Hà Nội FC was very carefully optimistic about his and the national team’s progress after they took out a 3-2 success in the friendly match in between the nationwide team and the U22 team on Wednesday.

The captain Quyết played the full 90 minutes and played well in connecting midfield and attack with sharp passes and scored one objective.

“I think both the nationwide group and U22 Việt Nam need to work more difficult. I hope that coach Park (Hang-seo) will find new factors to help the U22 group complete well in the upcoming SEA Games,” stated Quyết.

“For expert gamers, whether in the national team or club, it is always about battling. This is the very first time I have returned to the national team after two years. I always strive to get a location in the group. In this match, I played with all my capability,” Quyết added.

South Korean coach Park revealed that Quyết wished to play assaulting midfielder instead of striker.

“I asked Quyết what position he want to play and gave him the choice. There are numerous great players in this position, and Quyết needs to complete increasingly. He played in a position which he thought it appropriated for him. Modern football is played really quickly, from defence to quick attack. I think we will continue to observe and make modifications,” stated Park after the match.

Meanwhile, Nguyễn Hữu Thắng of Viettel was the most impressive player on the U22 side with one goal and one assist.

“Both the group and I had a great spirit and tried our finest in this match where we bet the seniors. It was a chance for us to refine our abilities and gain experience. The entire group will continue to move forward. I desire to thank the entire team that fought together in this match,” stated Thắng.

The match at the Cẩm Phả Stadium in Quảng Ninh Province proved challenging for the nationwide senior group and they even conceded the opening goal to their juniors.

“The senior team won 3-2 but yielded initially. It was likewise a problem as the U22 team scored two goals. The U22 team have actually simply returned to training. I think this is not the time to improve the organisation of the group, but only the time to find new elements. Although their technique isn’t excellent they scored initially. They have a great spirit and will,” coach Park said.