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Dutch newspaper calls Hau future star of football

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dutch online newspaper Voetbalzone (Football zone) has featured Vietnamese U23 player Doan Van Hau, saying he is the future star of football.

VietNamNet Bridge – Dutch online newspaper Voetbalzone (Football zone) has featured Vietnamese U23 player Doan Van Hau, saying he is the future star of football.


Doan Van Hau is called player of the future by Dutch newspaper. — Photo

The article on tells readers about Hau’s childhood - how he grew from a little boy in Thai Binh Province, more than 100km from Hanoi, to become a great defender with good speed, sliding and interception.

Born to a poor family in a rural village in 1999, Hau would have probably worked on his parents’ farm had he not become a football player. But today, he is the pride of his village and family.

In 2009, at the age of nine, Hau was invited to the provincial youth team. Two years later, he won the national U11 title. He was noticed by the scouts of Ha Noi FC, who helped him switch to the triple champion from the capital after the championship. There was no looking back.

Hau, who is one of the key players of his club, was invited to the U19, U20 and U23 squads in 2017. At 18, he is the second youngest international football player for Vietnam.

Hau was included in the star team of the U20 World Cup in France. He was elected national Talent of the Year in 2017.

The website also posted a video of Hau playing at the recent AFC U23 Championship and praised him for his tackle against Syrian Ahmad Ashkar.

“Ashkar got the ball after 90 minutes of playing in the corner of the field, but he did not even get a chance to touch the leather. Hau overtook Ashkar and instead of logically trying to slide a sliding with his left leg, Hau opted for his right. He had already seen that he could keep the ball in the team that way and that is exactly what happened. Vietnam could thus set up a new attack, although the score remained 0-0,” the article said.

The newspaper quoted local football fans who called Hau the Vietnamese Paolo Maldini and Philipp Lahm as well as “Doan Van Bale”, referring to Gareth Bale.

Journalist Erick Bui, chief editor of GOAL Vietnam, described Hau as a unique player and said: “We have never had that type before. He is quick, strong, reliable in defending and pretty good at attacking. Despite being a defender, he has already scored a few times with his characteristic distance shots. His future looks bright, because no other player in Vietnam has his qualities. How successful he is will depend on his ambition. If he shows himself at a higher level, he may be better able to develop there.”

Bui, however, said he did not think Hau was good enough for the Eredivisie, the Dutch professional football competition, at the moment because he would have to first get used to the new environment and slowly improve to play. He suggested PSV instead, which American Vietnamese player Lee Nguyen had also played.

Source: VNS

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