Hanoi Coach’s Reaction to Red Cards and Extra Time Defeat

“Hanoi FC’s Home Defeat Against Nam Dinh: Coach’s Thoughts on Refereeing and Team Performance”

At Hang Day Stadium, Hanoi FC hosted top-tier team Nam Dinh in a thrilling match. The visitors took the lead early on with Rafaelson Bezerra Fernandes scoring a stunning goal in the 15th minute. However, the former V-League champions fought back in the second half, equalizing through Nguyen Van Quyet in the 48th minute. The momentum shifted when Tagueu Tadjo Diederrick Joel was shown a red card for a foul on Ngoc Son, leaving Hanoi FC with ten men on the field. In a dramatic turn of events, Nam Dinh’s Lucas Alves de Araujo scored a late winner in extra time, securing a 2-1 victory.

Following the match, Hanoi FC coach Daiki Iwamasa addressed the media regarding the refereeing decisions. The Japanese manager refrained from criticizing the officials, acknowledging the subjective nature of their calls. Despite the defeat, Iwamasa praised his team’s performance, highlighting their adherence to the club’s playing style even with a numerical disadvantage.

On the other side, Nam Dinh coach Vu Hong Viet commended Hanoi FC’s strength and resilience, acknowledging the impact of Joel’s red card on the outcome. Viet credited his team’s late goal to Hanoi’s reduced numbers, emphasizing the challenge of facing a full-strength opposition.

With this result, Nam Dinh extended their lead over second-placed Becamex Binh Duong to six points after the latter suffered a 2-0 defeat. Meanwhile, Hanoi FC finds themselves in 7th place temporarily, with 19 points after the conclusion of the 14th round of the V-League 2023/24 season.

Nam Dinh’s victory showcased their title credentials, while Hanoi FC will look to bounce back in their upcoming fixtures to climb up the league standings. The V-League season continues to deliver excitement and drama as teams jostle for position in the tightly contested competition.

Denis Hardin

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