6 Shocking Facts about Shin Tae-yong while coaching the Indonesian National Team/PSSI/Instagram
1. Build 3 Level Squads for the Future of the Indonesian National Team
Since he first coached the Indonesian national team in December 2019, Shin Tae-yong has presented a different atmosphere. Shin Tae-yong has a visionary view in forming the Indonesian national team squad.
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Shin Tae-yong prefers young players with high talent to form the future squad for the Indonesian national team. The Indonesian national team squad, which currently has an average age of 23.6 years, is the capital to face tough competition.
Shin Tae-yong is also good at collaborating young players with seniors, both local and players of Indonesian descent, and naturalization becomes a frightening force. Shin Tae-yong’s cold hands have proven to be effective in forming three levels of strength for the U-19, U-23, and senior Indonesian national teams.
2. Firm but Humorous
Behind Shin Tae-yong’s firm attitude when he coached the Indonesian national team, the South Korean coach turned out to be a humorous person. Both during training sessions and in the changing room, Shin Tae-yong can make the team atmosphere melt.
There was a time when Shin Tae-yong was serious and firm when coaching the players. However, there were times when Shin Tae-yong joked, such as when a player made a mistake in implementing the instructions during practice. Irfan Jaya is one of the victims of Shin Tae-yong’s pranks.
The player who is now defending Bali United was slammed by Shin Tae-yong when he was deemed wrong in carrying out instructions. Of course slammed here Shin Tae-yong jokingly. Shin Tae-yong’s gokil action was recorded when he was in the dressing room dancing with the players. Even when Indonesia qualified for the 2023 Asian Cup, Shin Tae-yong shamelessly danced while following Saddil Ramdani and his friends.
3. Wearing a cap, it’s easy to learn Indonesian
Shin Tae-yong is a foreign coach who quickly adapts to Indonesian national team players. One of them is fast communication when learning Indonesian.