Striker Cong Phuong hailed after stellar AFC Cup performance
Renowned sporting website Live Sport Asia has published an article titled “The return of the king: Cong Phuong on the way to redo his career in Vietnam”.
Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong
The article praises the Vietnamese forward’s outstanding performance for his club side in the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.
The Vietnamese forward’s excellent performance in the AFC Cup comes after Cong Phuong has only recently returned to Vietnam after playing abroad for Incheon United in the Republic of Korea and Sint Truidense FC in Belgium. His returned is expected to excite fans and see him display his extensive talent as a member of Ho Chi Minh City FC.
The forward has netted twice during his side’s ongoing AFC Cup campaign, scoring in matches against Yangon United FC of Myanmar and Hougang United of Singapore, helping the Vietnamese club to top Group F with four points from two games.
The article goes on to call him the Messi of Vietnam, stating, “Thanks to the stunning form of striker Nguyen Cong Phuong, the Vietnamese side managed to score three goals, one of them was scored by Cong Phuong himself. It was the second goal for the Vietnamese Messi in two matches as a player of Ho Chi Minh City FC.”
“At 25, Cong Phuong has been dubbed the Vietnamese Messi due to his dribbling skills as well as scoring many goals similar to the Argentine striker”.
“When Ho Chi Minh City FC announced the signing of Cong Phuong from Sint Truidense, people said that it was just a way for the Vietnamese side to market themselves.
However, the Vietnamese Messi has proved that he is capable of returning to his best form and becoming an integral part of Ho Chi Minh City FC this season.”
The article also mentions a mistake by goalkeeper Tien Dung, adding, “meanwhile, the game with Hougang United was a match to forget for goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, who has just signed a US$350,000 deal with Ho Chi Minh City FC. He committed a foul that led to a penalty in the second half.” VOV
Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong will be tasked with leading HCM City FC's attack against Hougang United in the southern side's second match of Group F in the AFC Cup in Singapore today.
HCM City FC forward Nguyen Cong Phuong has been named among the six players to look out for during the group stages in the ASEAN Zone of the upcoming AFC Cup 2020, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).