In this match, Binh Duong Club is determined to win when launching the strongest squad. However, they still have not overcome the weakness that has lasted since the beginning of the 2023 season. That is the lack of sharp passes that To Van Vu regularly made.
Nicholas Olsen, a rookie who just joined the team in the mid-season transfer window, still lacks impressive performance. He likes to hold the ball, but due to his lack of speed and strength, he fails to pass or dribble several times.
It was not until coach Le Huynh Duc launched reserve players such as Tran Hoang Phuong, Nguyen Tran Viet Cuong and Bui Vi Hao on the field that Binh Duong Club improved the game.
At this time, Olsen tended to play on the edge, while Viet Cuong, Hoang Phuong or Tran Trung Hieu “plowed” in the midfield. Since then, the Premier team has played impressive defense and counter-attack, making many quick and dangerous transitions.
Vi Hao, Viet Cuong constantly create dangerous shots. In the 89th minute, Viet Cuong also launched a powerful long shot, defeating goalkeeper Huynh Tuan Linh, but the ball hit the crossbar. Obviously, luck was not on the side of Binh Duong Club.
At the moment when they were most excited, HAGL suddenly scored. In the 90th minute, from a breakthrough effort and decisive finish of Nguyen Quoc Viet, the striker entered the field as a substitute, the mountain team got the only goal of the match and won tickets to the quarterfinals.
Despite the failure, a positive signal came to teachers and coaches Le Huynh Duc. In the last 20 minutes, when Viet Cuong and Vi Hao were on the field, Binh Duong Club played with abundant energy.
This was shown in the second half of the match against Nam Dinh in the 13th round of the V-League 2023. It was Vi Hao and Viet Cuong who made drastic pressing efforts, opening the goal of Rimario Gordon. In a corner, Binh Duong Club needs to boldly make changes.
The regular use of Viet Cuong and Vi Hao can be the solution for coach Le Huynh Duc and his students to succeed in relegation. Especially when Olsen can get the best physical condition and ball feeling in the remaining 5 V-League matches of Binh Duong Club is still a question mark.