Vietnam U16 team coach: We’re nowhere near continental level yet

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U16 team has suffered a 5-0 thumping at the hand of Iran in the quarter-finals of the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship on Sunday.

Head coach Dinh The Nam said while his players had tried their best in every match, they had failed to beat Iran because the players are not on the same level as their opponent.

“We have created several chances in the first 30 minutes. However, we conceded due to personal errors, and it was an uphill battle from there. We conceded more in the second half because the players’ level of fitness was not good enough. And also because Iran was a far superior to Australia and Kyrgyzstan”, the coach told newspapers.

“We did have opportunities to play against the best teams in Asia, but we are nowhere near the continental level yet”.