PURWOKERO.SUARA.COM, BANDUNG – Persib Bandung brought 20 players to Malang to face the big match against Arema FC in the ninth week of the BRI Liga 1 2022/2023 match. The team directed by Luis Milla instead went to Malang D-1 before the match, the hot duel of the two teams will take place on Sunday (11/09/2022) at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang Regency.
Looking at the list of 20 players brought in, Persib seems to be returning to field Reky Rahayu in the goalkeeper position. David da Silva’s team’s top scorer will also return to being the foundation to break into Arema FC’s goal later.
Persib also involved Ricky Kambuaya, the player had an ankle injury in the last match against Rans Nusantara FC. By bringing Ricky, it means that the condition of the Indonesian national team player has improved.
The team nicknamed the Blue Prince, Persib Bandung, promised to appear aggressive when hosted by the host team Arema FC. Persib Bandung coach Luis Milla at a press conference in Malang Regency said that currently the Blue Prince’s game has started to improve and is ready to face the home team who will play in front of tens of thousands of supporters.
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“We have to change our attitude, change our character, to be more aggressive and more focused,” said Milla, quoted by Antara, Saturday (10/09/2022).
Milla explained that his team had approximately one week to prepare for the Singo Edan squad. He believes his foster children will perform well because they have good and quality players.
According to him, there are still a number of improvements in preparing the Maung Bandung team before being hosted by Arema FC. Persib Bandung is currently considered to have started to have a better performance.
“However, we need improvement to prepare this team to be even better. Arema FC of course in a rather difficult condition after yesterday’s match,” he said.
He added that the presence of a new coach in the Arema FC squad was not an advantage for the Blue Prince. However, he admits that to apply the idea of a coach to a team, it does take a long time.
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“But again, it’s not easy for a coach to implement ideas, philosophies and methodologies in such a short time. It takes time like ours. So we don’t see this as an advantage, because actually we are the same,” he said.
Meanwhile, Persib Bandung player Marc Klok said that the current Maung Bandung squad had begun to adapt to Luis Milla’s leadership. The development of the Blue Prince’s squad performance has also started to improve.
“Our preparation is very good, the players are also adapting. But we are currently in a better position although it is in the process and there is still a lot to improve,” he said.
He added that when he visited the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, he had never tasted victory for the last five years. However, he hopes that in tomorrow’s match, this fact can change and Persib Bandung is able to secure three points.
“I haven’t been able to win at Arema FC for five years. I know it’s difficult here for many fans, support, but hopefully tomorrow we can change this fact and we can win,” he said.
Persib Bandung will play at home to Arema FC in the 9th week of the Liga 1 competition. Currently, Persib Bandung is in 12th place in the standings with ten points, while Arema FC is in 9th place with 11 points.* ( US ANIK)