Suara Denpasar – PS Barito Putera had to accept a 2-0 defeat against hosts PSM Makassar in the 12th week of Liga 1 2023/24 on Friday (15/9/2023) at the Gelora BJ Habibie Stadium, Parepare.
PS Barito Putera coach, Rahmad Darmawan admitted that the team did not perform well.
In fact, as reported by the official website ligaindonesiabaru.com on Saturday (16/9/2023), PS Barito Putera was able to control the ball 75 percent of the time throughout the match.
Meanwhile, PSM Makassar was only able to control the ball 25 percent.
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Rahmad Darmawan did not deny that Bayu Pradana et al made two mistakes in the defense zone which resulted in several violations.
PSM Makassar midfielder Kenzo Nambu took advantage of several of these violations into a goal with a free kick from outside the penalty box in the 40th minute.
In the second half, Rahmad Darmawan changed the game scheme to attack by making substitutions.
“The two mistakes we made allowed the opponent to enter freely… we started the second half by being able to make attacks and control the ball,” said the former Madura United coach.
However, he revealed that his foster children did not implement the instructions given.
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“I have instructed them to execute the ball from outside the 16 line… but the players didn’t do that,” he added.
Meanwhile, PSM Makassar continues to try to put up impressive resistance. As a result, Rasyid Bakri was able to lock in 3 points for the Juku Eja team with an accurate kick in the 90+2 minute.
Through this minor result, PS Barito Putera was forced to drop to 3rd place in the standings by Rans Nusantara FC who succeeded in stealing full points at home to Bali United FC. (*/Rizal)