The 1973 Persikabo midfielder, Andre Oktaviansyah, regretted the 1-1 draw against Madura United in the BRI Liga 1 2021/2022, Friday (3/9/2021). Andre assessed that the final settlement of Persikabo was still problematic because it failed to maximize the existing opportunities.
Playing at the Indomilk Arena, Persikabo 1973 had to concede first in the 40th minute through Hugo Gomes dos Santos Silva’s goal. The score lasted until halftime.
Entering the second half of the match, Persikabo 1973 increased the intensity of the attack. The scheme bore fruit in the 66th minute after Ahmad Nufiandani scored the equalizer.
This goal made Persikabo 1973 even more excited to play the game. Unfortunately, a number of opportunities that were obtained failed to be maximized into goals so they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
“What we have to evaluate for the next game is the finish. Then take advantage of the slightest opportunity,” said Andre Oktaviansyah after the match.
“We had a few chances. The last one should have been a goal, but due to the lack of finishing, maybe later in the exercise it will have to be evaluated, “said Andre Oktaviansyah.
This result made Persikabo 1973 occupy fifth place in the standings with one point. Meanwhile, Madura United, which won the same points, was one level above it.
The coach of Persikabo 1973, Igor Kriushenko, gave his appreciation to all his players who did not give up when playing against Madura United. Igor Kriushenko praised his players’ fighting spirit despite often squandering opportunities.
“Obviously happy my team can play points. I also thank all the players who fought from start to finish with everything they could,” said Igor Kriushenko after the match.
“After conceding in the first half they came back straight away, didn’t keep their heads down and were excited. Of course, it’s quite a shame why we only scored because there were so many chances,” said the Belarusian coach.
Statistics noted, Persikabo 1973 was indeed less dominant than Madura United in possession of the ball. The club nicknamed Laskar Padjadjaran has 48 percent possession of the ball compared to 52 percent belonging to Laskar Sape Kerap.
However, Persikabo 1973 was more aggressive in launching attacks. Persikabo collected 11 shots, three of which were accurate.
Meanwhile, Madura United had 10 shots throughout the match. Of that number four of them lead to the goal.