The neat appearance shown by Rachmad Irianto and his friends attracted admiration from Singapore’s assistant coach, Noh Alam Shah. The former Arema FC player considered the game Garuda Muda to be more straightforward and pleasant to watch.
Indonesia U-23 started the SEA Games quite brilliantly. In the opening match they were able to subvert defending champions Thailand U-23 with a score of 2-0.
Not just a matter of excellence, the Garuda Team’s game has also improved. All players require high concentration and cold in making decisions. Noh Alam Shah believes this change is thanks to the cold hand of Indra Sjafri.
“I have to be honest, the appearance of the U-22 Indonesia national team is very special. The first time I saw their players playing discipline. Following the instructions of Pak Indra,” Noh Alam said.
In addition to the game scheme, Noh Alam also highlighted a number of talented players owned by Indonesia. He believes with the right coaching Indonesian football will gain encouraging results. Not only at the SEA games, but also in the future.
“The players’ performances are also enjoyable to watch. Moreover, the Indonesian U-22 national team has players like Egy, Saddil, Evan Dimas, and Zulfiandi who control the midfield. Indonesia’s future seems good and I wish Indonesia success,” said a figure who until then this is still the idol of the Aremania.
Indonesia and Singapore had just met in the continued round of the preliminary round of Group B. The match which was held at Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday (11/28/2019) was successfully won by Indonesia with a score of 2-0. Two winning goals each were created by Osvaldo Haay (64 ‘) and Asnawi Mangkualam (74’).
The second victory makes Indonesia currently in second place with six points. Only disputed goals from Vietnam’s top standings who also pocketed six points.