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Replaced after 20 minutes of kicking, Indonesia’s Ronaldo bowed his head and cried

Video: Ronaldo of U23 Indonesia entered the field and was substituted after 20 minutes

Ronaldo Kwateh is one of the Indonesian U23 players who were introduced to the field by coach Shin Tae-yong in the second half of the match against U23 Vietnam last night (May 6). The Korean leader gave the 18-year-old striker an opportunity when the team of thousands of islands was one goal behind and needed an attack to equalize.

As soon as there was a list of the Indonesian U23 team, Ronaldo Kwateh attracted the attention of Vietnamese fans because of his name. The player born in 2004 wears the number 9 shirt, plays as a striker and has the same name as two legendary strikers of world football.

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Ronaldo of U23 Indonesia (No. 9) had a game to forget.

However, Ronaldo Kwateh could not meet the expectations of coach Shin Tae-yong. The number 9 of U23 Indonesia did not leave any mark and was substituted at the end of the match. Ronaldo Kwateh’s total time on the field is less than 20 minutes. This player’s number of touches can only be counted on the fingers.

Being put on the pitch and then withdrawn in the same half is disappointing for every player. Ronaldo Kwateh – 18 years old – expressed sadness. He had tears in his eyes on his way back to the bench and hung his head for a long time.

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Ronaldo looked down and cried after being pulled off the pitch.

Ronaldo Kwateh was born in 2004, plays as a striker and plays for Madura United club. In 2021, he became the youngest player ever to play in the Indonesian National Championship (16 years, 10 months and 15 days).

Coach Shin Tae-yong noticed Ronaldo Kwateh as soon as he started working in Indonesia. This striker was called up to the U23 team of the land of ten thousand islands from the campaign AFC U23 qualifier 2022 taking place in October 2021.

Ronaldo Kwateh even played 2 matches for the Indonesian national team at the age of 17. He is the youngest player in history to debut for the national team of thousands of islands.

After losing to U23 Vietnam with a score of 0-3, coach Shin Tae-yong did not criticize Ronaldo Kwateh or any other player. He emphasized that this defeat is not the end for Indonesia U23 in SEA Games 31 as well as for young players in the development journey.

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