Vietnam head into the final round of group stage action knowing that a win or a draw against Cambodia on Sunday will secure their passage through to the semifinals.

Should Indonesia defeat Malaysia in the other Group B encounter that is being played simultaneously then even a surprise defeat in this clash would see them progress.

Their taciturn coach, Park Hang-seo, is not one to get caught up in playing the hypothetical game though as he declared that Vietnam can only control what is directly in front of them.

“I can’t comment on any other scenarios or think about looking ahead to the semifinals because we are not 100% qualified so it’s our duty to focus just on this match.”

The coach also suggested that he remains less than fully satisfied with the team’s performance and after previously suggesting they had defensive concerns he’s now turned his attention to their attack.

“In the previous match we kept the ball and had good possession as well as 21 shots but only one of those was on target.

“We know in this tournament that we are meeting many teams who play defensively but we need to find way to break them down and find solutions in the game, especially in attack.”

Cambodia, meanwhile, picked up their first win of the tournament against Laos earlier in the week and even though they are already eliminated, this is still an important clash according to coach Ryu Hirose.

“As I’ve said continuously throughout the tournament we are aiming to play in the same way that we have been developing.

“Of course, we know this will be a difficult challenge because we’re playing Vietnam who are aiming for top spot in the group but we want to keep high ball possession and really challenge them by aiming for that possession in the middle area and final third of the pitch.”