VOV.VN -Fox Sports Asia has named Cong Phuong as the “Player of the Day” thanks to his outstanding performance in the Group D match between Vietnam and Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on January 8.
|Vietnamese player Cong Phuong
According to the website, although Vietnam did not win, Cong Phuong held up the ball and passed it well in the final third of the pitch.
“His link-up play eventually led to Vietnam’s second goal”, according to FOX Sports Asia.
The website noted that the Vietnamese maestro was also willing to get into physical duels against the much bigger Iraqi players and his physicality troubled the Iraqi defence throughout the game.
After the match, the Vietnamese player said he felt sorry for the Vietnamese team, adding that the team will try their best in the next two games.
Here are the FOX Sports Asia’s player ratings for Vietnamese team following their debut game:
Dang Van Lam: 4 points
Nguyen Trong Hoang: 6 points
Do Duy Manh: 6 points
Que Ngoc Hai: 6 points
Bui Tien Dung: 6 points
Nguyen Phong Hong Duy: 7 points
Nguyen Quang Hai: 8 points
Luong Xuan Truong: 7 points
Do Hung Dung 8 points
Phan Van Duc: 7 points
Nguyen Cong Phuong: 9 points
Doan Van Hau: 6 points
Nguyen Huy Hung: 6 points
Ha Duc Chinh: 6 points