Interview Dong Nai Sepak Takraw team leader – Le Huu TuongOn December 15, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Sepak Takraw Not a simple game. Involving a lot of physical skills. And it’s very dangerous. But on December 3rd, 2018. Dong Nai sepak takraw team has won the silver medal. With a super beautiful free kick, Le Huu Tuong has been one of the best players in sepak takraw in Dong Nai province. Morning there, and welcome back to our channel. Now you know that sepak takraw, or Cau May, which originally comes from Thailand, is not really a popular sport in Vietnam. However, though, Dong Nai province’s sepak takraw team has just made a very great victory to win their first silver medal in a national competition in Hanoi recently. We’re very lucky today in our Short Talk to learn more about this victory through a professional sepak takraw player, Le Huu Tuong, who is also the captain of Dong Nai sepak takraw team. Hi, Tuong! Hi! Hello, everyone. My name is Huu Tuong, the captain of Dong Nai sepak takraw team. Nice to see all of you! Ah yeah! First of all, we would like to say “Thank you!” to you for joining our program today. Oh! It’s my my pleasure, but I cannot speak English very well. Please understand this! Yeah! Of course it doesn’t matter. The importance is you have come here with us today, so we appreciate this. And to our program today, we’re going to ask you some questions about your … I mean your sport. So are you ready? Oh yes! I’ve been ready. OK! So now, let’s go to the first question. We would like to know why you have chosen to be a sepak takraw player. Yeah! I remember when I studied at high school, and I joined a sport team. I played very well, and the instructor took me to Sepak takraw team at Dong Nai province. Ah! So you have been chosen to be a sepak takraw player because of your ability to play? Ah yeah, yeah! OK! It’s so. OK! So what does playing this sport involve? It involves a good health, being dynamic and clever. Yeah! And those might be the standard criteria that most of the players are required. Right? Yes! OK! So Except sepak takraw, are you interested in any other sports? Oh! I’m interested in playing football as well because it’s a very popular sport. Yeah! And football is such a… one of the most popular sports in Vietnam. Right? And just like Under 23 Vietnam, they have won the first prize in AFF Cup, you and your team have won the first silver medal in a competition in Hanoi recently. How did you feel about this? Well, this was the first time we’ve won a silver medal, so we felt very happy and excited. Yeah! And I’m making of course that not only you and your team but also people who are fans of sepak takraw in Vietnam are very proud. Can you tell us how hard works the training section you had before the competition had been? We must experience a strict training. We practiced in a long time. We had to sleep or rest after practicing. We had no time to go out. Yeah! So you and your teammates might have to be very strong and persevered to be able to do this. Do you have to face any difficulties during the match? Yes, of course. I remember when I jumped up to kick the ball, I fell down. Then I hurt my knee, so I could not go on. Oh, really? And then, what happened? Then I had to stop during the match, and my instructor had to change another player. Yeah! And it was such a hard time that you had during the match. Right? But finally, you and your team have made it to win the silver medal. And what are your next plans afer this victory? Of course I will go on practicing to prepare for the next match. Yeah! And I wish you and your teammates will make many other victories in the future. And I believe that sepak takraw, sometime, will become one of the most popular sports in Vietnam This is also the end of our interview today. Thank you so much for joining, Tuong. Yes. It’s my pleasure to join this interview. Yes. Thank you so much! And thank you so much for watching our program. Goodbye and see you next time! Yes. Goodbye, everyone!