Park Hang-seo who cheered for ‘My Favorite Disciple’… “I hope it will be an opportunity for Vietnamese players to advance to Korea”

Park Hang-seo (64), former Vietnam national team coach, emphasizes ‘challenge’. This is the reason why I am cheering for my ‘favorite disciple’, Ban Toan (27, Seoul E-Land), to advance into Korea. 

On the 1st, coach Park Hang-seo visited Mok-dong Sports Complex, where the K-League 2 opening match between Seoul E-Land and Chungbuk Cheongju FC was held. It was to watch Bantoan’s first match on the Korean stage. Coach Park put on a Seoul E-Land muffler and cheered Bantoan. 

Coincidentally, Bantoan was responsible for the front line of Seoul E-Land along with Brazilian striker Honan. Bantoan, whose main position is a winger, played an active role as a two-top player in a 4-4-2 formation that day. Bantoan, who has a knack for breaking through the dribble and using his speed to break down the space behind the opponent, failed to show his long-term skills against Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do. He didn’t catch the ball very often. During the extra time in the first half, the scene of creating a shooting opportunity for a teammate by chasing the ball to the end in a race with the opponent stood out. 

Head coach Park Hang-seo, who faced the reporters at halftime, commented, “I’m working hard, but seeing as I haven’t had a chance to receive and own the ball yet, I think I need more time.” On this day, Bantoan played an active part for 81 minutes. 먹튀검증

Bantoan, who is 1m69cm tall and weighs 59kg, points out his physical weakness. This is because Korean soccer is often physically contested and rough. Truong and Nguyen Kong Phuong, who were top players in Vietnam, also ambitiously challenged themselves on the Korean stage, but they had bitter experiences.

Manager Park Hang-seo said, “Vietnamese players are afraid to go to Korea. Kong Phuong and Truong couldn’t adapt well and went back, and I know that stamina and strength are important in Korean football. Banto Ahn, who has been watching for five years, has his strengths and weaknesses, but he is a player who manages himself well.”

Although coach Park Hang-seo is well-versed in the K-League with his long-time student, he did not predict his success. Director Park, who said, “The future is unknown,” said, “I don’t think it’s right to fail because you’re afraid of failure. He must have his own efforts, success or failure, help from others, and luck. The challenge itself is important,” he stressed. 

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