Vietnamese defender calls for fans' support in Oman clash

By Hoang Nguyen   October 11, 2021 | 05:00 pm PT
Vietnamese defender calls for fans' support in Oman clash
Ho Tan Tai (number 13) celebrates after scoring a goal in the World Cup qualifying clash between China and Vietnam on October 8, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ted Tran
Ho Tan Tai, a rising star in the national team hopes fans would continue supporting and encouraging Vietnam in their next tough World Cup qualifiers.

"After the defeat against China, the team felt really unhappy. In the games ahead, we just need to achieve the best results," Tai said.

Vietnam haven’t earned any point after three games of the final World Cup qualifying round. They lost 1-3 to Saudi Arabia, 0-1 to Australia in September and recently 2-3 to China, where Tai contributed a goal. On October 12, Vietnam will play the next game with Oman.

Currently, the World Cup 2022 qualifying ticket is already out of reach for Vietnam. But Tai affirmed the team would try to earn points in the upcoming games.

"We have never thought about qualifying for World Cup. All we want is to try our best in each game for the best results. Our target is to earn at least a point in every game, since our opponents are all top teams.

We have put our best effort into the past games. As you already know, it’s really challenging in this round so I hope the fans would support us and boost our spirit," Tai said.

The Vietnam vs Oman game will take place at 11 p.m. Tuesday (Hanoi time), and reported live on VnExpress International.

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