Shin Tae-yong Said After Indonesia Thrashed Brunei 7-0 In The AFF U-19 Cup: In The Second Half, Concentration Decreased
Shin Tae-yong (right) and Ronaldo Kwateh (Photo: Antara)

JAKARTA - The coach of the Indonesian U-19 national team, Shin Tae-yong, said that his squad still needed to improve even though they defeated Brunei Darussalam by a landslide score of 7-0 in the Group A match of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup, Monday night.

According to Shin, his squad showed some weaknesses in the match which took place at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, especially when there were several substitutions in the second half.

"In the second half, after the substitution, our organization was not like the previous round. In addition, concentration also decreased," said the South Korean tactician after the match, quoted from Antara.

Indonesia won 6-0 over Brunei Darussalam in the first round. Then, after the break, Shin pulled out mainstay names such as Marselino Ferdinand, Ronaldo Kwateh, Arkhan Fikri, Kakang Rudianto and Hokky Caraka to provide opportunities for new players.

However, after the rotation, the performance of the squad nicknamed "Garuda Nusantara" was no longer as fierce as the first half of the match. They also only managed to score one additional goal through Alfriyanto Nico.

Even so, Shin rejected the notion that the quality of the players in the first and second half was different. He also did not want to give the stamp "core team" and "reserve team" in his squad.

"Quality-wise, all players are the same. There are no good or bad players in the team. That's why there are no core or reserve players here," said the South Korean national team coach at the 2018 World Cup.

Indonesian U-19 national team winger Ronaldo Joybera Kwateh admits that he and his colleagues still need to improve.

Ronaldo also promised to perform better in the next match against Thailand, Wednesday.

"There are some shortcomings that must be addressed. Hopefully we can fix them so that we get a good result against Thailand," said the 17-year-old footballer.

The Indonesian U-19 national team knocked Brunei Darussalam seven goals without reply in the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup Group A match at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, Monday night.

Four of the seven goals were scored by striker Hokky Caraka and the rest were scored by Ronaldo Kwateh, Arkhan Fikri and Alfriyanto Nico.

These results make Indonesia occupy the second position in Group A of the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup, with a collection of four points from two matches.

Vietnam, who had the same points, had to be shifted to third place because they lost on goal difference to Indonesia.

Thailand is at the top with six points from two matches, then Myanmar is fourth (three points, two games), followed by the Philippines (zero points, two games) and Brunei Darussalam in last place (zero points, two games).

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