HANOI (2 Dec 2011) – Falko Goetz, the chief coach of Vietnam, has made several recommendations to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) following what was generally felt as a failed outing at the recent SEA Games in Jakarta.
He said that while the Vietnamese players played well in some matches, they generally lacked experienced players with only four players playing in the top flight of the V-League.
Among the measures which Goetz feels that the VFF should adopt to improve the team’s quality would be restricting the number of foreign players at each clubs so as to create more opportunities for young players.
He said that each club must also have at least two players of less than 21 years old in their register while at the same time, more international friendlies must be arranged for the national teams.
Vietnam, who were the finalists two years ago in Laos, failed to make the cut for the final in Jakarta. While they managed to win their Group B, they lost to hosts Indonesia in the semi-finals.
What made the failed Jakarta outing even harder to accept was the fact that Vietnam lost the fight for the bronze medal when they were trounced 4-1 by Myanmar.