BRI Liga 1: Persib Bandung Coach Reluctant to Underestimate Persiraja

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Persib Bandung coach Robert Alberts asked the players not to underestimate Persiraja Banda Aceh in the continuation of the BRI Liga 1 match. The two teams are scheduled to face off on Saturday night, March 5, 2022 at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Stadium, Bali.

Persib Bandung is trying to get past Bali United, which still dominates the top of the standings. Currently, Maung Bandung is in second place with 57 points or 3 points away from Bali United. Meanwhile, Persiraja have not moved from the bottom of the standings with a record 13 points.

Despite sinking in the relegation zone, Alberts thinks there has been a change in Persiraja’s game. In the last few matches, Persiraja can beat Persija Jakarta 1-0.

The team nicknamed Laskar Rencong was also able to match Arema FC and Barito Putera 1-1. From that note, Alberts thinks Persiraja can make it difficult for Maung Bandung in the 29th week of the match. Therefore, the Dutch coach reminded the players to work hard and be wary of their opponents until the match really ended.

“Persiraja this time was strengthened by different players than in the first round. They changed their playing philosophy, from being open to defending tightly,” said Alberts.

The 67-year-old coach thinks Persiraja has a way of attacking with different players and styles. Alberts reminded David da Silva cs to be aware of such an opponent’s attack pattern.

“They are indeed in the last position in the standings. But in terms of quality they are as good as other teams. But we are ready to face it,” said Alberts.

In tomorrow’s match, Persib Bandung must lose young midfielder Beckham Putra Nugraha. Because the player number 7 has received a total of 5 yellow cards. Beckham got the fifth yellow card when Persib Bandung won 2-0 over Persija Jakarta.

Persib Bandung schedule at BRI Liga 1

Saturday, March 5, 2022
20.45 Persib vs Persiraja Banda Aceh (Indosiar)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
20.30 Arema FC vs. Persib (Indosiar)

Sunday, March 13, 2022
18.15 Persib vs Madura United (Indosiar)

Saturday, March 19, 2022
20.30 Persebaya Surabaya vs Persib (Indosiar)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
20.30 Persib vs Persik Kediri (Indosiar)

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