TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The duel of Persib Bandung and Persija Jakarta on March 1, 2022 will be the closing match of week 28 of BRI Liga 1. Persib Bandung coach, Robert Rene Alberts, said that he would evaluate the meeting of the two teams in the first round to prepare a game plan for his team.
He did not want Persib to lose again to Persija Jakarta. “Obviously this is one of the biggest matches in Indonesia regardless of the situation. We have to take a very different approach from the previous match when we lost 0-1 to Persija,” Alberts said at a press conference ahead of the match on Monday, 28 February 2022.
Persib had to lose 0-1 to Persija in the 12th week of Liga 1 2021-2022 on November 20, 2021. The only goal that was created in the match at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, was created by Marko Simic in the 45th minute.
Learning from the defeat, Robert Alberts has also prepared a plan so that Persib will not repeat the same bitter result. “We know Persija’s style of play. Every work we have done has resulted in one unnecessary conceding,” said the Dutch coach.
“The very important thing is that we as a team, we will show the quality we have. We also have to show hunger for victory, show aggressiveness and determination against Persija. At the same time, we also have to play smart. is one of the games we want to win.”
The Persib Bandung match against Persija Jakarta will be presented at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, starting at 20.30 WIB. Currently the Blue Prince, nicknamed Persib, is in third place in the League 1 standings with 54 points. Meanwhile, Persija Jakarta currently occupies the seventh position with 38 points.
As for Persija’s coach, Sudirman, he ensures that his team will remain alert to any potential threats that are ready to be given by 11 opposing players on the field. He also asked Maman Abdurahman and his friends to keep their focus on anticipating the movement of Persib players.
I always tell the players that the 11 opposing players are a threat to us. So, we will not only focus on one player,” said the coach Persija Jakarta.