TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The coach of the Indonesian national team, Shin Tae-yong, spoke about the plan for the naturalization of Sampdoria goalkeeper, Emilio Audero Mulyadi. The South Korean tactician explained his reasons for wanting the player to be naturalized.
“The goalkeeper who wants to be naturalized is correct. His position is different from the others, but I want a player like that,” Shin said after the U-19 national team’s inaugural practice at the Madya Stadium, Bung Karno Region, Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
“With such good abilities, coming to Indonesia might convey the good cultures of Indonesian goalkeepers. But I can’t confirm whether he can be naturalized or not,” said da added.
The news about Emil’s naturalization plan emerged after Executive Committee (Exco) member Hasani Abdulgani uploaded about two players who would be naturalized on his Instagram account.
“Tomorrow night in Europe or Thursday morning in Indonesia, our colleagues (agents) have agreed to have dinner with the manager and players that coach Shin Tae-yong is interested in. Which of Emilio Audero Mulyadi and Jordi Wehrmann are the players of the 4th generation of the national team? ” wrote Hasani on his Instagram account, Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Hasani revealed that Emil was the player that Shin prioritized to naturalize.
“So tomorrow is the deadline. Yesterday we had doubts about whether Emilio wanted to or not. Instead of going back and forth, Jordy made a backup. So if Emilio wants, Jordy hasn’t done it yet,” said Hasani when contacted by Tempo, Tuesday, 1 March 2022.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, said that the administrative files for the players to be naturalized were already complete. They are, Sandy Walsh (defender), Jordi Amat (defender) and Shayne Pattynama (defender).
“We just have to complete the administration and we have coordinated with the PSSI Ketum. We have to be very careful not to be naturalized and unable to play. So we are already in a hurry, as soon as we enter the government, I instruct the ranks of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to help as soon as possible,” said the Minister of Youth and Sports while reviewing the inaugural practice of the U-19 national team.
“Surely we will accelerate the target, that’s all as soon as possible. Anyway, we are helping PSSI to speed up the process. For what (Asian Cup Qualification) PSSI will decide,” said the Menpora.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports, for the naturalization of players, President Joko Widodo gave confidence to PSSI. “As long as it’s accelerated, it’s a short term, right? The long term still needs coaching,” he said.
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