Vietnam coach Miura calls for focus ahead of Myanmar clash

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Vietnam's coach Toshiya Miura attends a press conference ahead of their semi-final football match at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 12, 2015. Thailand will meet Vietnam on June 13. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN        (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

head coach has urged his team to stay focused ahead of the semifinal against on Saturday.

With the pressure and tension growing around the Young Golden Star squad, it would be easy to get carried away with the occasion especially after the defeat to Thailand in their last group stage encounter.

However, the 51-year-old Japanese tactician is determined to help keep his team’s feet placed firmly on the ground before the game which will take place at Singapore National Stadium.

“We have already left behind the bad result against Thailand and we should not think about it anymore,” said Miura was quoted by Bongdaplus. “Our focus now is fully on the match against Myanmar in semifinal.”

“Personally I have not watched Myanmar game before but I have received a report from my staff about it. I want the team play with 200 percent efforts tomorrow to achieve the best result.”

Vietnam advanced to the semifinal after finishing second in group stage, recording four victories over Brunei, Malaysia, Laos, Timor Leste before eventually lost to Thailand.