Step teams nicknamed Tiger Kemayoran must be stopped in the semi-finals of ASEAN AFC 2018 Cup.
Home United became a nightmare for Stefano Cugurra’s side.
The Singaporean club won twice in a meeting against Persija with a 6-3 aggregate score. At the first meeting, Home United won 3-2 at the Great Street Stadium, Singapore. Furthermore, Aidil Shahrin’s teams managed to win 3-1 when they travel to Persija at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (SUGBK), Senayan, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (5/15/2018).
After the second leg match in Jakarta, Ismed Sofyan et al sat in the flagging on the field SUGBK. They are like not believing Persija should fall in the ASEAN AFC Cup 2016 semi-final. In fact, in the second leg, Persija need only a 1-0 victory. However, what is expected Persija not achieved.
Persija’s lack of success at the 2018 AFC Cup has made not a few people wonder whether or not the capital forces have fallen. Actually, Persija was already trying the maximum in the game.
Persija is experiencing obstacles to develop the game because must play with 10 players since the 37th minute after Jaimerson Xavier found a second yellow card.
For Persija, breaking the semi-finals of ASEAN Zone AFC Cup 2018 has become an achievement.
Because the target of the management of Persija merely want Marko Simic et al qualify from the preliminary round Group H. Persija also replied to the challenge all by outperforming Johor Darul Takzim (Malaysia), Song Lam Nghe An FC (Vietnam), and Tampines Rovers (Singapore).
We Have To Still Appreciate What Persija Has Done
Unexpectedly, the struggle Persija deserved thumbs because they even finish the preliminary round in Group H by sitting as pemuncak standings.
“I thank you for all the Jakmania who have supported our struggle now that the AFC Cup has passed but honestly we have reached the target of Persija management, although we are all unhappy to fail to the final I apologize now we concentrate in the League 1 2018, “said Stefano Cugurra or who is familiarly called Teco.
What is done Persija should be submitted as much appreciation.
How come? Persija and Bali United to represent Indonesia in the AFC Cup 2018 after the last three years there is no representative of the country in the competition between Asian clubs.
Last Persib Bandung and Persipura Jayapura appear in AFC Cup 2015.
For the first time playing at Asian level, this became a great empirical and empirical award for Persija. Favorite team The Jakmania get the wisdom in order to achieve again in the next season. One of them is a mental match that must be possessed by Persija in the future to compete in Asian level.
Home United who outperformed Persija must have a mental fight more powerful in the second caste competition in Asia. Indeed in the competition Premier League, Home United is not quite good.
However, when competing in the AFC Cup 2018, Shahril Ishak et al show his strength as among teams that have a strong mentality. While Persija only have the empirical capital of the 2018 President Cup champion.
In the 2018 AFC Cup, Home United lost only to Boeung Ket while away in Group F qualifying round. The rest, in five games, Home United successfully picked four wins and one draw.
Total 21 goals have been printed Home United and their goal only 9 goals conceded.
“Of course we have the best experience in the AFC Cup and that affair is among the positive values we have, the players are playing well even though we admit playing away is not uncommon easy,” Home United coach Aidil Shahrin said.
For Persija, these results should be their spur to perform even better in League 1 2018. At least Persija can win the title and go back to the competition between Asia in the 2019 season.
Mental improvements and player composition are worth taking into account. Proven core players and coating Persija very contrary to the quality. Persija also should not rarely rely on the speed Riko Simanjuntak to work on the attack.
All teams who will face Persija stay assume to turn off Riko and the whole case is over. Marko Simic was seen not move in the last three games without making a goal.
If Riko Simanjuntak is turned off, surely Marko Simic can not move. Other strategy options must be prepared Persija if you want to win.
Give the player another chance to get the game minutes. Seen without Andritany Ardhiyasa in the goalkeeping sector, Persija must concede 8 goals from 3 matches. Whatever it is, Persija remains Persija. A team that has worked hard to bring the name of Indonesia in Asia.
As a society of Indonesia, you must still give thanks to Persija and Bali United who have been fighting maximally. Remember, there is not a team that is not rare to win in each match. Believe me, the supporters must understand it all.
“Hopefully Persija can be better next year,” said Aidil Shahrin.