Asian Cup 2019: Jordan coach Vital Borkelmans only looking forward heading into Vietnam clash

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Jordan have been a well-organised outfit under Vital Borkelmans and earned plaudits for an impressive group stage campaign at the Asian Cup which included a 1-0 upset of defending champions Australia.

However, the ex-Belgium assistant coach is not resting on his side’s laurels as they face Vietnam in a round of 16 clash on Sunday in Dubai.

“What happened in the first round is finished for me. It’s now about going to the game against Vietnam. I never look back, only forward,” he told reporters as quoted by the AFC’s official website.

In contrast to Jordan, Vietnam were the last team through to the knockouts, benefiting from a better disciplinary record than Lebanon.

“I have seen, with my technical staff, many games of Vietnam. We know they are very strong but we also know their weaknesses,” Borkelmans said.

“As coach, you work on this and I believe in my players. My players are trained at a high level. We’ve worked together for seven weeks now and they are amazing players.”

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