Asnawi Mangkualam absent when the Indonesian national team clashed with Curacao. Photo; IST
Indonesian national team defender Asnawi Mangkualam is doubtful for his team against Curacao in FIFA matchday at the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api (GBLA) Stadium, Bandung, Saturday (24/9/2022). Fitness problems plagued South Korean League 2 player, Ansan Greeners.
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The Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae-yong confirmed that Asnawi’s condition had a slight problem in fitness. This is after the coaching team monitors the condition of each player.
“As soon as TC started on September 19, training went smoothly. Asnawi’s condition was not good,” said Shin Tae-yong at a press conference, Friday (23/9/2022).
The South Korean coach said the condition of the other players was no problem. Therefore, he made sure that apart from Asnawi, he was ready for the inaugural match against Curacao.
“Apart from Asnawi all the players are fine. We have also prepared the team well,” he said.
In addition, Shin Tae-yong ensured that the Indonesian national team would not be afraid to face Curacao. Although, the team is better based on the FIFA rankings than the team under his care.
For information, Curacao is ranked 84th by FIFA as of August 25, 2022. Meanwhile, the Indonesian national team is in 155th position.
“Indeed, the difference is very high. So, I want to see if our team can play against a good team or not and play the game they want,” he said.