Indonesian National Team U-16 Vs Thailand: Garuda Young Heavy Exam
Indonesia U-16 national team will face Thailand in advanced AFF U-15 Cup match on Tuesday (11/7/2017) at Chonburi Campus Stadium. Victory is a price to die for squad made by Fachri Husaini.
Thailand is considered a favorite champion in this tournament, in addition to Australia. In addition to being a host, Thailand has a good regeneration for the teams of early age. Thailand is also the most titled team (three-time winner), since the tournament was held in 2002.
Despite facing a tough team, Indonesia U-16 national team still aiming for three points. Victory becomes a price to die for Indonesia. In addition to replacing the missing points of the game against Myanmar, a victory over Thailand will boost the players’ motivation.
“The boys have forgotten the outcome of the game yesterday, I hope they can perform better and steal the win to get the first three points for us and we also hope that football lovers in our country support our struggle in this tournament,” said Timnas Indonesia U-16, Fachri Husaini.
Fachri added, to face Thailand, it takes hard work and confidence. Reflecting from the previous game, Thailand is very dangerous and able to beat Australia. Meanwhile, Indonesia must improve how to play after the game against Myanmar.
“Our opponents yesterday that I know won narrowly against Australia we will study their game and evaluate and improve how we play from the previous match against Myanmar,” he added.
Facing Thailand, Fachri armed with experience when Indonesia followed the tournament in Vietnam against the host. According to Fachri, there are similarities between Vietnam and Thailand games. Only, Thailand is at a higher level than Vietnam, including in terms of player posture.
Indonesia U-16 national team just pack a point from a draw against Myanmar. Meanwhile, Thailand in second place standings after beating Australia 2-1.