Marcelino Ferdinand Gacor, just 17 years old, has scored 2 goals at the 2021 SEA Games

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“What are you doing at the same age?”

1NEWSMarcelino Ferdinand. He is only 17 years old. But trust Shin Tae-yong in young children one it is quite high. After being played from the bench, the Persebaya Surabaya player started as a starter in the last matchday of Group A SEA Games 2021 against the Myanmar U-23 national team, on Sunday (15/5) evening WIB at the Phu Tho stadium, Viet Tri.

And one of the youngest players in the biennial multi-sport event, knows very well how to repay a coach’s trust. After scoring a closing goal through a penalty against the Philippines U-23 National Team in a 4-0 win, last Friday (13/5), Marcelino recently added to his tally of goals. One goal against Myanmar which was escorted by Pyae Phyo Thu

Starting from Mark Klok’s corner, the ball thrown by the Myanmar players was successfully used very well by Marcelino. The ball hit the Myanmar players slightly and outwit the defenseless goalkeeper. The goal at the end of the first half made the Garuda Muda squad 3-0 at halftime.

During the first 45 minutes of the first half, according to Lapangbola statistics, Marcelino scored 3 shots towards the goal. Owner of 23 caps with 4 goals and 7 assists together Persebaya Surabaya Last season it was also one of the driving forces in the midfield Indonesian National Team U-23.

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Actually Marcelino had a good chance to increase his number of goals, but his left foot flick in the 68th minute only resulted in a corner because the Myanmar players could still block it.

And shortly after that Marcelino was given time to rest early, he was replaced by Syahrian Abhimanyu along with Ricky Kambuaya who was also replaced by Rachmat Irianto.

Overall, Marcelino’s performance deserves thumbs up, his replacement is nothing more than a part of strategy. The existence of Marcelino Ferdinand is a breath of fresh air for the regeneration of Indonesian football. It is time for the younger, fresher generation to become the face of national football.

(persistent faithadi dharma/gie)