Indonesia lost while playing at Energia Areena, Vantaa, Finland, last Friday (1/10/2021). Indonesian Team lost by a score of 2-3. Only women’s doubles and women’s singles are able to contribute points.
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The result affects the mentality of the players. Therefore, a team of psychologists is here to support and try to boost the spirit, motivation and fighting power of the players.
According to the Indonesian badminton team psychologist, Endro Wibowo, Hendra Setiawan et al’s condition is currently recovering. This is necessary because they will again undergo a competition that is no less prestigious, namely the Thomas and Uber Cups on October 9-17 2021.
“The current condition of the team is indeed in recovery by evaluating the failure that occurred yesterday in the Sudirman Cup. This is so that the team is more mature and ready again for the Thomas and Uber Cup contests next week,” said Endro as quoted by a press release received by MPI on Sunday ( 3/9/2021).
The form of recovery is trying to increase the confidence of the players. In a state of disappointment, every player may feel that he does not deserve to be in the Indonesian team. Therefore, they must continue to receive positive affirmations from the psychologist.
“We will restore the confidence of the players, because basically they are great players and mainstay of Indonesia,” said Endro.
“By talking to the players, this is to assess what his strengths are and why he feels he deserves to be in this team, so that his confidence comes back,” explained Endro.
In addition, Endro revealed that there was a loss of focus caused by fatigue throughout the match. He also tried to fix it so that similar incidents do not happen again.
“In addition, players must increase their focus on the field. Remind players to continue to focus point by point, not to feel that they are already ahead when they are far ahead. Stay focused until the game is over,” he added.