BRI Liga 1: Persija Jakarta vs Persib 0-2, Sudirman Regrets Player Mistakes

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Persija Jakarta lost 0-2 against Persib Bandung in the 28th week of BRI Liga 1, Tuesday night. Persija Sudirman coach said Persib’s two goals occurred because of the players’ mistakes in anticipating the arrival of the ball.

“We made two mistakes. In a professional football match, one mistake can mean a goal for the opponent,” Sudirman said at a press conference after the match, followed in Jakarta.

In fact, the 52-year-old tactician continued, his squad played well. Riko Simanjuntak and his friends were able to carry out tactics. Sudirman also regretted the mistakes that had occurred.

“The game went well even though the result was not good for us. Both teams had a lot of chances,” he said.

Two goals from Brazilian striker David da Silva brought Persib to beat Persija with a score of 2-0 in the 2021-2022 Indonesian League 1 continued match at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Tuesday night.

In the first goal (15′), David found the ball quite freely because it was not well guarded in the penalty box when he received a corner kick from Marc Klok.

Then during the second goal (84′), the 32-year-old footballer was able to take advantage of the chaos caused by Persija goalkeeper and captain Andritany Ardhiyasa failing to catch the ball perfectly.

Andritany also apologized to his team’s supporters, The Jakmania, for losing to his rival.

“We do not want this defeat. I represent the team apologize to the fans who can give the best results,” he said.

The defeat to Persib made Persija stuck in seventh place in the Indonesian League 1 standings this season with a collection of 38 points from 27 matches.

Meanwhile, three additional points boosted Persib Bandung’s position to second in the standings with 57 points from 28 matches. The opportunity for “Maung Bandung” to win Liga 1 2021-2022 is very open because it is only three points away from the leader of the standings, Bali United.

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