Suara.com – The Indonesian U-17 National Team coach, Bima Sakti, is pleased with the progress his players have achieved ahead of the 2023 U-17 World Cup. During the five weeks of training camp in Germany, this team has shown very positive progress.
This includes friendly matches against several high quality youth teams.
According to Bima Sakti, one aspect that is the main focus is mentally preparing the players to face the U-17 World Cup.
Bima Sakti also explained that their preparation journey began by facing teams from the lower divisions, before then facing teams such as Paderborn and Osnabruck.
Next, they face Bundesliga teams who have high quality players.
According to Bima Sakti, the experience of facing tough opponents has helped strengthen the team’s mentality.
Apart from mental preparation, Bima Sakti also assesses that the mental strength of the Indonesian U-17 National Team players is currently very solid and they are ready to fight in the 2023 U-17 World Cup.
“We also chose to face opponents who were older than us, the U-18 and U-19 teams, to feel maximum pressure. When we faced Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz and FC Koln, I was grateful that the players’ mentality was solid,” said Bima Sakti on the website. FIFA.
Bima Sakti is also happy to see the significant development experienced by its players. They have high-quality basic skills and a better understanding of tactics, both individually and as a team, than previous generations.
Apart from native Indonesian players, Bima Sakti also recognizes the great contribution of diaspora players who joined the U-17 Indonesian National Team.
Bima Sakti hopes that after this era, another era will follow, and a strong competitive process will continue to produce high-quality players.
With thorough preparation and high enthusiasm, the U-17 Indonesian National Team is ready to face the 2023 U-17 World Cup with full confidence.