Indonesia U-16 coach Bima Sakti has pocketed the strengths and weaknesses of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) U-16 national team/Photo/PSSI
Squad young Garuda opened the 2023 U-17 Asian Cup Qualification with a landslide victory 14-0 against Guam, Monday (3/10/2022). However, the Milky Way still refuses to be happy. Because, the level of the United Arab Emirates U-16 is certainly higher than Guam U-16.
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The Milky Way also mentioned what things to watch out for from the United Arab Emirates U-16. According to Bima Sakti, United Arab Emirates U-16 players often provoke opposing players. The Indonesian national team legend also warned his foster children not to be easily provoked by emotions.
“We’ve played there and were hit by a quick counter attack, they always provoke our players, so we shouldn’t be provoked and focus on the match,” Bima Sakti said at a press conference quoted on Tuesday (4/10/2022).
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In addition, Bima Sakti also reminded that its players are forbidden to commit violations in the penalty box. Because the slightest violation will be an advantage for the opposing team. Moreover, United Arab Emirates U-16 players like to protest loudly to the referee.
“I told the players that against Arab players, don’t make fouls in the penalty box because they will be used. Then we must not be provoked and must stay focused on the game.”
The clash of the Indonesian U-16 National Team versus the United Arab Emirates U-16 will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Pakansari Stadium, Bogor will again be the venue for the match.
Indonesia’s core squad is confirmed to be fit because Bima Sakti rotated in the second half against Guam. Bima Sakti maximized substitutions five times in that match. “In the U-16 Asian Cup Qualification, the recovery is only one day. Wednesday (5/10/022) has played again,” said Bima Sakti.