Bali United vs Persija Jakarta at BRI League 1 Sunday, Teco Beware of Marko Simic

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Ahead of the Bali United vs Persija Jakarta match on week 29 of BRI Liga 1 at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Stadium, Bali, Sunday, March 6 2022, coach Stefano Cugurra revealed that his team will be wary of the movements of the Kemayoran Tiger striker, Marko Simic.

The coach, who is familiarly called Teco, sees Simic as an attacker with good quality and can be a threat in the defense of Serdadu Tridatu. The two worked together when bringing the Capital club to the 2018 Liga 1 title.

Teco also instructed Bali United defender Willian Pacheco who was also part of Persija when they won Liga 1 2018, to keep Simic’s movement.

“Simic is a good player. He is a good player both individually and as a team. Simic is also the top scorer there,” said the Brazil coach during a press conference before the Bali United vs Persija Jakarta match, Saturday, March 5 2022.

“Willian will play tomorrow and have to be very strict so Simic can’t score,” he added.

Bali United player Willian Pacheco celebrates after scoring against Persib Bandung in the Menpora Cup qualifying match on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Twitter/liga1match

Pacheco revealed that he and his teammates are ready to compete with high motivation against Persija, moreover they need a win to stay at the top of the standings.

“Definitely have high motivation to win. If we can win in all the remaining matches we will win. This is like a final match for me,” said Pacheco who accompanied Teco in a press conference before the match,

Bali United is currently at the top with 60 points. They are closely affixed to Persib Bandung who have the same points.

“I’m ready to play against Persija. Persija are a good team and have a lot of quality players and some players have won the league. But we have to keep working hard to win,” said Pacheco.

Persija are currently in eighth place in the Liga 1. They now have 38 points from 27 matches played.

The Bali United vs Persija Jakarta match on the 29th week of the BRI Liga 1 is scheduled to start at 20.45 WIB. This match will be broadcast live on television Indosiar.

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