AFF U-19 Cup Results: Shin Tae-yong Admits The Final Finishing Of The Indonesian National Team When Against Vietnam Was Bad
Indonesian U-19 national team coaches Shin Tae-yong and Marselino Ferdinand at a press conference after the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup Group A match against Vietnam which ended 0-0 at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, Saturday (2/7). (Antara/Michael Siahaan)

JAKARTA - The coach of the Indonesian U-19 national team, Shin Tae-yong, admitted that his squad's finishing was poor when they played against Vietnam in the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup Group A match at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, Saturday night.

"I admit our 'finishing' was not good. We will improve this," Shin said in a press conference after the match.

According to the South Korean tactician, his players had not shown a good ability to move the ball, causing Indonesia's attack to falter and, in the end, the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

"To score a goal requires a good 'timing' of bait. The speed of the ball must also be right. If it was implemented, we could score a lot of goals. But we couldn't do it in this match," said Shin.

Shin also regretted the match against Vietnam with a draw. In fact, a draw was the worst scenario he imagined before the match.

"Before the match, I thought about winning. A draw is the worst case scenario. However, we couldn't win. It's a pity. However, I think the performance of the players is good because they have worked hard," said the South Korean national team coach at the 2018 World Cup. as quoted by Antara.

The midfielder for the Indonesian U-19 national team, Marselino Ferdinand, also admitted that he was disappointed with the draw against Vietnam.

However, the 17-year-old footballer did not want to linger in sadness.

"We failed to win. Hopefully in the next match we can be more leverage," said Marselino.

After the draw, Indonesia is in third place in Group A of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup, under the leadership of Myanmar and second in Thailand.

Vietnam perched in fourth position, the Philippines fifth and Brunei Darussalam as caretaker.

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