Vietnam coach Miura: I cannot forget the defeat to Malaysia
Vietnam head coach Toshiya Miura has admitted that his team's capitulation to Malaysia in the Suzuki Cup semi-finals on Thursday will haunt him as one of his worst games.
Going into the second leg with a 2-1 advantage, the Red Jersey were a pale shadow of themselves as Dollah Salleh's Tigers took control of the tie in Hanoi and raced to a 4-1 lead by the end of the first half.
An apologetic Miura was at a loss to describe how his side fell apart in front of their home fans.
Vietnam coach Toshiya Miura. PHOTO: AFP
The Japanese said: "I can say it is one of the worst games. I don’t remember (a worse one). I cannot forget it.
"For the supporters I really appreciate the very good atmosphere they made for every home game.
"They expected a lot from this game. Tickets were sold out but it was a terrible game and I must take responsibility for that.
"I am very sorry about that and we will try and go on and improve for next time."
Despite the numerous errors made by the hosts, Miura refused to single out his defence for the crushing defeat.
He said: "Everybody made mistakes, not just the defenders, everybody, every player."
Source: AFF Suzuki Cup official website