Suara.com – Arema FC coach Fernando Valente is confident that his team will be able to trouble Madura United in the match week 17 of League 1 which will be held at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Saturday (28/10/2023).
“Madura FC will have problems with our game,” said Valente during preparations to face Madura FC at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Friday (27/10/2023).
Arema FC Head Coach Fernando Valente (left) gives a press statement during the H-1 preparations to face Madura FC at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Friday (27/10/2023) ANTARA/HO-Arema FC
He said that even though they had lost in the last two matches, he was confident that his team would make progress in these matches.
Arema FC previously lost 0-3 to PSM Makassar on Friday (20/10/2023) and lost 1-0 against Borneo FC on Friday (6/10/2023).
For this reason, in every training the Portuguese coach tries to improve the performance of the team with the nickname Singo Crazy.
He also emphasized collective and organized cooperation between players to be able to win three points in Bali.
Even so, he admitted that the match against Madura United, who is currently in second place in the standings, will be tough.
Madura United previously lost 1-4 to Dewa United when competing at home at the Gelora Madura Ratu Pamelingan Stadium on Sunday (22/10/2023).
“We know that tomorrow’s match is a tough match because Madura United lost at home in the previous match, they of course want to win,” he said as published by ANTARA.
The Arema and Madura United match was the final match in the first round of week 17 of the country’s top caste club competition.
Arema FC is currently still perched in the relegation zone of the standings by occupying 16th place out of 18 competing clubs.
There is also a team from Malang, East Java that collected 13 points from a total of 16 matches.
Meanwhile, Madura United is in second place with 30 points or only two points adrift of Borneo FC which is in the top position.
Arema is scheduled to host Madura United at Captain Dipta Stadium, Saturday (28/10/2023) at 16.00 WITA.