Persib Bandung Coach: Never give up

Jakarta (medialnews) – Persib Bandung coach Robert Rene Alberts asked his team not to give up hope for the second leg of the Menpora Cup final against Persija Jakarta at Manahan Stadium, Solo, Central Java, Sunday (4/25) ).

“We want to score a goal in tomorrow’s game, but I can’t say what minute. You can even score a goal in extra time, like what happened in a big club that eventually lost because it had to take in extra time.” , said Robert. , quoted from the club’s official website, Saturday.

“You shouldn’t give up in football until the referee decides the game is over,” he added.

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In the previous first leg, Persib Bandung had to recognize the superiority of Persija Jakarta with a 0-2 defeat at Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Thursday (4/22).

The two goals were scored in the early minutes of the first half, the Dutch coach admitted due to a lack of concentration.

However, Robert believes his team can maximize the full 90 minutes in tomorrow’s game to attack the Kemayoran Tigers’ defensive sector.

“In football you cannot say when you want to score a goal. At that moment we ‘fell asleep’ and after analysis our players did not have enough time to get fit again,” said the 66-year-old. old coach.

Meanwhile, Persib Bandung goalkeeper I Made Wirawan admitted that he had learned from the mistakes he made in the Menpora Cup final’s first leg against Persija Jakarta on Thursday.

For that, Made hopes that his team will be able to react and get the best results in the next game.

“Like the coach said we weren’t ready in the last game or there was a little bit of neglect. We learned from that mistake and hopefully we can perform optimally tomorrow,” he said.

Made also ensured that the Blauwe Prins team would still “enjoy” the game later on. ‘

“For us it is not a burden, but a motivation to perform better and to be able to win competitions”, Made Wirawan concludes.

Also read: Menpora asked the Menpora Cup winning team not to be overly euphoric
Also read: The coach asks Persija players to forget to win the first leg of the final

Reporter: Zuhdiar Laeis
Editor: Bayu Kuncahyo

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