1NEWS, The coach of the Indonesian National Team, Shin Tae-yong, is still silent about Jordi Amat choosing a career in the Malaysian League. He was reluctant to give any comments about the candidate for the naturalization of the Garuda squad.
As previously reported, Jordi Amat has been officially announced as a player for the Malaysian club, Johor Darul Takzim (JDT). He joined on a free transfer, after his contract with KAS Eupen, the Belgian club expired.
Jordi’s move to JDT has been controversial. Because, he will be registered by the most successful club in Malaysia to complete the quota of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) foreign players. This means that Jordi will only be able to defend JDT after the naturalization process in Indonesia is complete.
As a result of this move, many netizens and national football fans were furious. They want the Spanish-blooded player to continue his career in Europe, not Malaysia.
Knowing this, Shin Tae-yong as the head coach of the Indonesian national team, who also wants Jordi Amat to be naturalized, declined to comment.
Instead of responding, the South Korean tactician chose to focus on handling the U-19 Indonesian National Team, which will compete in the 2022 AFF U-19 Cup in Jakarta-Bekasi on July 2-15.
“For that matter (Jordi Amat to JDT) will be discussed,” said Shin Tae-yong after holding a press conference ahead of the championship at Century Hotel, Friday (1/7).
“But for now I will only talk about this tournament (AFF U-19 2022 Cup). So that’s later.”
Jordi Amat is not the only name currently undergoing the naturalization process. Apart from him, there are also two other descendant players, namely Sandy Walsh and Shayne Pattynama.
However, Jordi’s naturalization process coincided with Sandy’s. The two of them had previously come to Indonesia to carry out a series of agendas to accelerate the change in the status of citizens.
As a result, the naturalization files for Jordi Amat and Sandy Walsh have now arrived at the hands of the House of Representatives (DPR). As for Shayne, he had just finished a series of agendas that had previously been done by Jordi and Sandy.