PSS Sleman Coach Calls BRI League 1 Competition Tight from top to bottom

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The highest caste football competition in Indonesia, BRI Liga 1 2021-2022, leaves six matches. Towards the end of the season, the competition for the title is getting tougher.

PSS Sleman coach, I Putu Gede, assessed that the tight competition did not only occur in the top teams, but also in the middle and bottom boards.

PSS is now ranked 11th with 32 points. Super Elja is only five points ahead of Barito Putera in 15th position (relegation zone). With six matches remaining, Putu Gede targets at least his team to collect nine points.

“It’s safer to have 12 points (target points), so I think nine to 12 points. When we are like this, we don’t only look at the top but also at the bottom,” said Putu Gede during an online press conference, Sunday, March 6. 2022.

The PSS coach considers the intense competition not to be a burden, but a motivation. “This competition is good from the top and bottom, week 32, 33 and 34 are still decisive,” he said.

In week 29 of BRI Liga 1, PSS faced a top team, Bhayangkara FC. After several weeks of leading the standings, The Guardians are now in fourth place.

Ahead of the match against Paul Munster’s team, PSS player Ricky Dwi said he and his teammates were ready to give their best.

“As players we are ready for tomorrow’s game. We have worked hard in training, hopefully tomorrow we will give our best and get the three points,” said Ricky.

“Our motivation is to give the best, to be able to score goals against the big team Bhayangkara FC. Hopefully, our colleagues will also give their best,” he said.

PSS Sleman’s remaining match schedule at BRI Liga 1:

– Week 29, Bhayangkara FC vs PSS Sleman, Sunday, 6 March 2022.
– Week 30, PSS Sleman vs Persita Tangerang, Friday, March 11, 2022
– Week 31, PSS Sleman vs PSIS Semarang, Wednesday, March 16, 2022
– Week 32, Persipura Jayapura vs PSS Sleman, Sunday, 20 March 2022
– Week 33, PSS Sleman vs Persela Lamongan, Thursday, March 24, 2022.
– Week 34 (no schedule yet), Persija Jakarta vs PSS Sleman

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