15 November 2009
BREAK-TIME: Koki Mizuno vs Vietnam U22
An interesting video about young winger Koki Mizuno in Olympic 2008 Qualifier: Japan U22 vs Vietnam U22 in Japan. The final score was 1-0 win for the host. Vietnam U23 of 2007 was also the best Vietnam U23 side ever.
I don't know when Vietnam will have a winger as good as Mizuno. I don't even see any true winger in Vietnam nation team at the moment. Vu Phong, Cong Vinh, Thanh Luong or Tan Tai ? No, no one. None of them can play like a typical winger who can beat full-backs and make a good cross.
When I watched this video, the only one I thought of is Huynh Quoc Anh, a brilliant player. The first time I saw him playing was in 2005. He was truly a young and rare talent then. Now he is still playing quite well for SHB Da Nang. As his international ban has been lifted lately, I think Calisto should give him a chance. I miss the way he embarrassed those defenders and his crosses as well.
I heard some Japanese fans say Koki Mizuno is too light. Not sure what they will think about our Thanh Luong or Vu Phong. lol