The Indonesian national team coach, Shin Tae-yong, was relaxed when asked about Garuda’s poor record against Iraq.
At the press conference, Shin Tae-yong was asked questions about Indonesia, which had only won twice in 11 meetings against Iraq.
Iraq dominated with six wins, while the remaining three meetings ended in draws.
Shin Tae-yong also admitted that he didn’t really care. He emphasized that these records were only in the past.
He asked Iraqi journalists at the press conference to just watch how the match would go.
“Honestly, I don’t know historical statistics. But what happened is in the past, let it pass,” said Shin Tae-yong, as reported by Antara.
“Indonesia now has a new coach who will try to change football there. You can see in tomorrow’s match,” he added.
Based on RSSSF data, Indonesia’s meeting against Iraq will be the 12th since the two countries first met in 1968.