Evan Dimas discussed the duel Arema FC vs. Persebaya Surabaya in the 11th match of Liga 1 2022/2023. Photo: Arema FC.
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The Arema FC vs Persebaya duel will take place at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, Saturday (1/10/2022) night. Evan hopes that Singo Edan can win the match titled the East Java Derby.
This is why the Indonesian national team midfielder wants to take advantage of the potential of Arema FC players. Because they are more experienced than the Persebaya squad.
“We have to take advantage of it. We have experience here with a lot of senior players. Yes, especially playing at home, you have to get three points,” Evan said after training in Malang, Thursday (29/9/2022).
Evan admitted that he wanted to play loose against Persebaya. He did not want to be pressured by the demands of Aremania fans. Because, if you think about the pressure, it will affect his game on the field.
“Yes, if I think that pressure is wherever we play there must be pressure. The most important thing is that we have to enjoy the game,” said the 27-year-old player.
“We are happy, we must be happy. If we have thought of something strange in the game, it is difficult for us to develop our game,” he continued.
Arema FC gained positive results after going through three consecutive games without a win. Javier Roca’s team is now in 9th place in the Liga 1 standings with 14 points from 10 matches.
“The most important thing for me when we enter the field is that we are happy, we are happy to take pressure as motivation. God willing, we can get through and can play well at home, and get three points,” concluded Evan.
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Meanwhile, Persebaya is in a slump. Aji Santoso’s fleet continues to lose in the last three matches. This caused them to drop to 14th in the standings.
Persebaya collected 10 points, with three wins, one draw and six losses. They are only one point adrift of RANS Nusantara FC who are in the relegation zone.