Hanoi: With a spot in the semifinals at stake Vietnam have declared that nothing less than a win is their aim as they host Cambodia in the final round of Group A matches.

Even though a point against the already eliminated Cambodians will be enough, coach Park Hang-seo has stated he’s targeting all three whilst also not being concerned with any possible matchup permutations in the last four.

“I’m not thinking about whether we play Thailand, the Philippines or anyone else in the semifinals because we still have the last match in the group stage so I’m focusing on that.

“We are aiming for a win and for top spot.”

Pressed on whether he was pleased with the team’s undefeated start to the campaign despite having less ball possession in both the draw with Myanmar earlier in the week and a win over Malaysia the week before, the Korean coach was forthright in his views.

“I always highlight to my players to get high possession in the match but against Malaysia we couldn’t do that although after we scored the first goal our players found their pace and played well.

“Against Myanmar I wasn’t satisfied with the performance as we had only 47% of possession but the important thing is that I always talk to my players about having high ball possession.”

The important thing for Cambodia meanwhile is to keep learning, improving and honing their new way of playing under joint coaches Keisuke Honda and Felix Dalmas.

With Honda having returned to his playing commitments in Australia, it’s the tournament’s youngest coach in 30-year-old Dalmas who will be on the touchline tomorrow and he said there’s still plenty to play for despite the nation’s elimination.

“We’re excited to play against a good team and we come here hoping to grow from our last game and we’re hoping to put on a good performance.

“We have a specific style of football that we want to develop and we’ve used these matches to keep developing that style so what we want from this game is to keep growing and get better with our football.

“We are in a process and we are taking this tournament as a learning phase and getting better every day and every game so this was a good chance to get to know the players and adapt the system so the aim for this match is to keep improving and get better from the previous game.”