Good news for the Indonesian national team, Rafael Struick scores a goal with ADO Den Haag U-21
JAKARTA – The Indonesian national team (Timnas) received good news ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup. Because Rafael Struick has once again proven his sharpness with ADO Den Haag U-21.
ADO Den Haag U-21 drew 3-3 with Feyenoord U-21 in the 14th match of the 2023/2024 Dutch U-21 League. In that match, Rafael Struick scored one goal and Robyn Esajes successfully scored a brace.
Meanwhile, the three goals for Feyenoord U-21 were scored by Groen, Candelaria and a player of Indonesian-Dutch descent, Delano Van Heijden. In that match, Rafael Struick only played for 70 minutes.
Contributing one goal against Feyenoord U-21 is good news for the Indonesian national team ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup. Because Rafael Struick has scored three goals with ADO Den Haag U-21.
Previously, the 20 year old player successfully scored two goals with ADO Den Haag U-21. Unfortunately, ADO Den Haag U-21 had to suffer a 3-4 defeat to Groningen U-21 in the 13th match of the 2023/2024 Dutch U-21 League.
Meanwhile, contributing three goals with ADO Den Haag U-21 means Rafael Sruick’s opportunity to play with the senior team is wide open. Because, ADO Den Haag will face NAC Breda in the 19th match of the Eerste Division or the second caste of the Dutch League this season which will take place at the Kyocera Stadium, Saturday (16/12/2023).
Currently, ADO Den Haag is in fourth place in the standings with 31 points and eight points behind Willem II in first place. Meanwhile, in the last two matches, ADO Den Haag only got one draw and one defeat.
Apart from that, Rafael Struick is expected to be able to appear consistent in scoring goals in every match. Because the Indonesian national team will need his services to compete in the 2023 Asian Cup which will take place in Qatar from January 12 to February 10 2024.
The Indonesian national team is in Group D with Iraq, Vietnam and Japan. Even though they are not the favorites, the Garuda Squad is expected to get good results.