Ahead of their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) first leg match against Vietnam, head coach Kim Ki-dong of the K League One Pohang Steelers is wary of the speed of their opponents, Hanoi FC (Vietnam).Pohang will take on Hanoi FC in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday in the first leg of their 2023-2024 AFC Champions League Group J matchup. “The ACL is a competition that every team wants to participate in,” said head coach Kim Ki-dong at the official press conference on the 19th, a day before the match. “We are representing Korea, and we will make a good start and prepare to do well this year. “Kim, who led the team’s training camp in Hanoi, Vietnam, in January of this year, shared his feelings on his return to the city, saying, “We are the first Korean professional team to train in Hanoi.” “Playing in a familiar place will be comfortable for the players,” he added. “They are the team Pohang faced in the 2016 playoffs,” he said of Hanoi FC, adding, “They are the defending champions of the Vietnamese league and have a lot of fast players, so we are preparing with caution for that aspect.” Regarding Ko Young-joon’s departure from the Asian Games, he said, “He is a technically good player and a great help to the team,” but added, “We are not a team that will falter without him, so we expect other players to perform. “When asked about the fact that no K League team has ever lost to a Vietnamese team in the ACL, Kim Ki-dong said, “I didn’t think about that,” and vowed, “It will be a tough game away from home, but if we prepare well, we can get a good result. “Kim Seung-dae, who also appeared in the interview, said, “This is my first ACL with the coach,” and vowed to “prepare to go home with a victory as the first win away from home is important .”In addition to Pohang and Hanoi, there are four other teams competing in Group J, including 토토사이트 Urawa (Japan) and Wuhan (China).Pohang’s first home game is on October 4 against Wuhan.