Coach Shin Tae-yong is still not satisfied even though the Indonesian U-23 team defeated Andong University with a score of 4-2 at Haemaji Stadium on April 21 during a training session in Korea to prepare for the upcoming World Cup. sea Games thirty first.
Winning Andong University is the first of three warm-up friendly matches for Indonesia U.23 team in Korea aiming to win gold medal in men’s football at SEA Games 21 in Vietnam in the next month. However, coach Shin Tae-yong realized that the debut date of the naturalized Dutch midfielder, Marc Klok and his teammates still had many shortcomings.
U.23 Indonesia defeated Andong University in the first friendly match in training in Korea
In this match, the Korean military leader brought all 4 players over 23 years old from the start: Fachruddin Aryanto, Marc Klok, Ricky Kambuaya and Irfan Jaya. While in the second half, Mr. Shin Tae-yong replaced 9 players. 4 goals of Garuda Muda (nickname of Indonesia U.23 team) in this match were scored by Irfan Jaya (7th minute), Muhamad Ridwan (21st minute), Ronaldo Kwateh (88th minute) and Irfan Jauhari ( 90 minutes).
“Indeed, the players have worked very hard in this match, but there are still many shortcomings. From the game’s development, time and passing still need to be improved a lot,” coach Shin Tae-yong said. know in the official statement on the website of the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) on April 22. This 51-year-old strategist believes that the Indonesian U.23 team has not adjusted well when they have just arrived in Korea and have only had 3 training sessions together. “There are difficulties for the players due to the lack of connection with each other, but such a performance is okay,” added Shin Tea-yong.
Naturalized midfielder, Marc Klok made his debut with Indonesia U.23 team
After this match, Indonesia U.23 team will continue to play friendly matches with Korean clubs Pohang Steelers (April 23) and Daejeon Hana Citizen (April 27). After the match against Daejeon Hana, Garuda Muda is expected to return to Jakarta before leaving for Vietnam on May 3 or May 4 to attend the 2021 SEA Games.
In SEA Games 31Indonesia U.23 is in Group A with hosts U.23 Vietnam, U.23 Philippines, U.23 Myanmar and U.23 Timor Leste. The team from the land of ten thousand islands will have a match against U.23 Vietnam on May 6 at Viet Tri Stadium, Phu Tho province.