BANGKOK, THAILAND, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia's national team against Thailand will be the third match in the AF Group 2018 Cup B preparation at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Saturday (11/17/2018).
Winter Street Care Teams have the mission to steal points in Indonesia against Thailand match so that they can keep their chance to qualify for the next round.
This is not the first time for the Indonesian national team to visit Rajamangala Stadium. Since the AFF Cup 2000, at least three times the Indonesian national team went to the arena in Bangkok.
Recently, the Indonesian national team fled to Rajamangala during the 2016 AFF Cup match. The Garuda squad, armed with a 2-1 victory in the first finals, must accept defeat after losing to Thailand with the final result 0-2.
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Although several times the bitter pills cooled when they visited Thailand's headquarters, Indonesia was prepared to steal points in this match.
It was as Evan Dimas said during a press conference before the match at the Rajamangala Stadium media center, Bangkok, Friday (11/16/2018).
"For tomorrow's match, I have no doubt. We're ready to go through the match," said Evan Dimas convincingly.
"Our team is clear. We ask for support so that the national team can achieve the best results," he said.
In line with Evan Dimas, Indonesian national team leader, Vintergatan, confirmed that his team was ready to meet Thailand.
"We won in the previous match. We hope yesterday's victory will be the motivation for the players to get the best results tomorrow. It's not easy, but we have to focus," says Vintergatan.
In addition, Winter Street, Thailand revealed in this game also benefited a lot. Apart from playing at housewife, the Called elephants have a longer rest period than foster children.
Another advantage is that the Thai national team is strengthened by a number of mulatto players, such as Kevin Deeromram (Sweden), Mika Chunuonsee (Wales) and Philip Roller (Germany), which are predicted to be the basis when they meet Indonesia.
"They are good players and have a big contribution to the Thai national team," he said.
In addition to these three players, there is a Thai national team player, Adisak Kraisorn, who scored six goals against Timor Leste, who will be a player threatening Indonesia's defense.
"I have told the players to defend himself to be very dangerous to us. So communication in the field must be good to stop him," says Vintergatan.
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In addition, Vintergatan assessed that the match against Thailand was a big match. Therefore, all involved must contribute well, especially this fight is very important to Indonesia in order to retain the ability to qualify for the next round.
"Tomorrow is a big match for us, so we have great motivation. If we have not won at Rajamangala, it's just a myth, we want to destroy the myth," Bima said.
The Indonesian national team is currently in position two of the AF Group 2018 Cup B positions with three points from two matches. If you want to qualify for the next round, Evan Dimas et al have to achieve maximum results in the remaining two matches, namely against Thailand and the Philippines.
The following is the prediction of the composition of Indonesia and Thailand's national team players:
Indonesia (4-3-3): 26-Andritany Ardhiyasa (pg); 2-I Putu Gede, 23-Hansamu Yama (k), 16-Fachrudin Aryanto, 3-Alfath Fathier; 4-Zulfiandi, 10-Stefano Lilipaly, 6-Evan Dimas; 25-Riko Simanjuntak, 9-Alberto Gonsalves, 21-Andik Vermansah
coach: MILKY WAY
Thailand (4-2-3-1): 23-Sivarak Tedsungnoen (pg); 13-Philip Roller, 20-Manurl Bihr, 4-Chalermpong Kerdkaew (k), 24-Corralot Wiriya-Udomsiri; 17-Tanaboon Kesarat, 8-Storage in Luangchan; 11 Mongkol Tossakrai, 29 Sanrawat Dechmitr, 14-Nurul Sriyankem; 9-Adisak Kraison
coach: Milovan Rajevac.