Vietnamese coach: Quality foreign players would choose Thai League ahead of V.League

Sai Gon FC coach Nguyen Duc Thang urged Vietnam football governing body to increase the foreign player quota for the V.League club in the upcoming seasons.

Under the current regulation, the number of foreign players allowed by clubs is reduced to 2 players plus 1 naturalized player, starting from 2015 season.

“Tightening the number of foreign footballers playing in the V.League is a reasonable solution for the national team, as the local players will have more chances to regularly compete in the matches,” Thang said, as quoted by Thanh Nien.

“However, the quality of foreign players in the recent years has decreased. If we limit the foreign player quota, the quality of the matches will be significantly worse.”

Therefore, the qualified foreign players will choose to play in a more competitive league such as Thai League,” he added.