Suara.com – Even though they lost to Persik Kediri in the 20th week of BRI Liga 1 2023/2024 last weekend, Arema FC did not lose heart. The club with the lion logo still believes that they can change the situation and get out of the relegation zone.
In the 20th week of BRI Liga 1 2023/2024, Arema FC suffered a 0-1 defeat to Persik Kediri at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, early last week.
Even though this defeat keeps Arema FC in the relegation zone, they are currently ranked 16th in the standings with 18 points from 20 matches.
This made Fernando Valente as coach issue a mandate that would enable Arema to get out of difficult times.
Suara.com has summarized it, here is the discussion.
Players Must Be Optimistic
Valente is very optimistic that Arema can get out of the difficult times, especially since they have new ammunition to bring in.
Furthermore, Valente repeatedly gave instructions to his team to forget the series of bad results they experienced in the first round.
He asked his players to focus on the future, starting their journey in the second round in better spirits.
“I always tell the players to treat this second round as a new competition,” said Valente.
Players Must Be Aggressive in Opponent Territory
Fernando Valente gave his views on the aspects that need to be improved by his team so they can rise in the remaining BRI Liga 1 2023/2024 competition.
The Arema FC coach stated that his team needed to show greater aggressiveness in the opponent’s area.
“We have to be more aggressive and confident to try to create problems for the opposing team’s defense,” said Valente.
“Our players must not hesitate to try to score goals and create dangerous situations in the opponent’s defense,” he continued.
Contributor: Imadudin Robani Adam