Vietnam NT will start Thang Long International Cup with the game versus Kuwait U23 tomorrow afternoon. Although Henrique Calisto has made it clear that results are not important in this friendly tournament, winning against a young team with the average age of 19.7 is what AFF Cup 2008 champions could and definitely should do.
Moreover, just one year ago, Vietnam did defeat the senior team of Kuwait 1-0 right on their land. That victory virtually confirmed our readiness to challenge stronger teams outside Southeast Asia. Therefore, if not defeating some kids of Kuwait in tomorrow game, it will be not only a shame but also a big setback of quality and ambition. Victory is the only choice!