The Confidence of Indonesia U-23 National Team Coach Shin Tae-Yong Faces Thailand | 1NEWS

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The coach of the U-23 Indonesia national team, Shin Tae-yong, seems confident enough to beat Thailand in the semi-finals of the SEA Games 2021, which will be held on Friday (19/5) tomorrow.

Indonesia has experience losing in the final to Thailand, but in the 2020 AFF Cup championship. At that time, Red-White was also managed by Tae-yong, and Thailand was under the direction of Mano Polking.

For Tae-yong, the U-23 Indonesian national team has quality and their performance is getting better from match to match. So, there is no doubt from the South Korean coach to be able to bend Thailand.

“I already have experience in the AFF Cup and this is my first time at the SEA Games. Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia have always been rivals,” said Tae-yong, at a press conference held on May 18.

“We did lose to Thailand in the 2020 AFF Cup Final, but the situation this time is different. This is a tournament for the U-23 team and we have prepared quite well against Thailand,” he continued.

Indonesia’s back line will not be strengthened by Asnawi Mangkualam due to card accumulation. Meanwhile, there is good news that Saddil Ramdani is ready to strengthen the attack line from Garuda Muda.

Rio Fahmi, who had become a target when Indonesia was defeated by Vietnam in the first match of the SEA Games group phase, had a great chance to become Asnawi’s deputy against Thailand.

“Rio’s inspiration at that time became a starter in the inaugural match against Vietnam, even though it was not optimal. But after that, his performance increased by being a substitute in the second half of every game, tomorrow whether Ilham Rio will play or not will be seen later,” said Tae-yong.

For information, Indonesia has qualified for the semi-finals of the SEA Games with the runner-up status of Group A, while Thailand is the winner of Group B. Host Vietnam will clash with Malaysia, which is the runner-up in Group B.

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