“It was the last tournament, so I was very stressed out from the sense of duty and responsibility to achieve good results as a manager.”

 Manager Park Hang-seo (63), who made a big mark in Vietnam's soccer history of 'the second straight victory in the Southeast Asian Games', confessed that the process of winning two consecutive championships was never easy.

The Vietnam Under-23 (U-23) soccer team, led by coach Park Hang-seo, beat rival Thailand 1-0 in the men's soccer final of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA) held at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on the 22nd Korean time, defeating Thailand for the second time in a row. won the championship.

The long-awaited opening goal was scored in the 38th minute of the second half as Vietnamese soccer fans filled the stadium in anticipation of another 'Park Hang-seo magic'.

Phan Thuan Tai shook the Thailand net with a header from a long cross from the left flank and a header from a newcomer born in 2000, Man Jung.

This goal eventually became the final goal.

Vietnam, which achieved the feat of winning two consecutive Southeast Asian Games for the first time in history, was enthusiastic when it won the second consecutive championship at the Southeast Asian Games, which has Olympic-level status in Southeast Asia, and also at home.

Vietnam has not won a championship in the past 60 years since Vietnam won its first championship in 1959.

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At a press conference immediately after the match, Manager Park said, "This Southeast Asian Games was a meaningful event for me. We won the championship for the first time in 60 years in 2019, and this time at home, I felt more responsible." "Vietnam I have a lot of expectations from the public. This is the last tournament I will be taking over as a 23-year-old, so I was very stressed out by the sense of duty and responsibility to achieve good results as a manager."

He added, "I am delighted to have played my role after the support of the Vietnamese people and the interest of the government. Thank you to the players who did their best."

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With the record of '2nd consecutive win', the streets of Vietnam were full of heat all night long.

The Vietnamese people flocked to the streets and enjoyed the joy of waving the Taegeukgi and Goldstarred flags together.

VN Express, a local media outlet, said, "Director Park Hang-seo created many miracles and this time was no exception."

After leaving the Vietnam U-23 national team, coach Park is now taking on a new challenge of winning the 2022 AFF (Southeast Asian Football Federation) Suzuki Cup.

Vietnam has entrusted coach Gong Oh-gyun, another Korean leader, to coach the U-23 national team so that Park Hang-seo can focus on the A team.