The Indonesian U19 national team headed to the duel against Myanmar in the 2022 AFF U19 Cup by bringing memories of the goal party and Shin Tae-yong’s tactical camouflage knowledge.
The crucial match in Group A of the 2022 AFF U19 Cup between Indonesia and Myanmar U19 national team will be presented at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, Sunday (10/7/2022) at 20.00 WIB.
The Indonesian U19 national team made by Shin Tae-yong must win over Myanmar if you want to proceed to the semifinals of the 2022 AFF U19 Cup.
Victory over Myanmar is not enough. To penetrate the semifinals, the Indonesian U19 national team must hope that the Vietnam vs Thailand duel will find a winner or at least a goalless draw.
If Vietnam vs Thailand plays in a draw involving goals, then the Indonesian U19 national team’s victory over Myanmar will not be enough to seal the semifinal ticket.
This scenario arises because the Indonesian U19 national team under Shin Tae-yong’s care is now in third place in the Group A standings of the U19 AFF Cup with 8 points.
Shin Tae-yong’s troops are two points away from Vietnam and Thailand, who both have 10 points and are in the top two of Group A of the 2022 AFF Cup.
The constellation in Group A of the 2022 AFF Cup requires the Indonesian U19 national team to win in the final match against Myanmar.
One of the provisions of Ronaldo Kwateh et al’s confidence booster to welcome the duel against Myanmar is the memory of the goal feast.
Previously, Indonesia had met Myanmar five times in the U19 AFF Cup.
As a result, the squad alias Garuda Nusantara was able to gain three wins, one draw, and only one defeat.
As many as two of Indonesia’s three victories over Myanmar were marked by a rain of goals.
The rain of goals was created when Indonesia served Myanmar in the match for the third place of the 2019 AFF U19 Cup (5-0) and the third place in the 2017 AFF U19 Cup (7-1).
The hope of winning again with a convincing score is clear if you look at the progress of Shin Tae-yong’s troops who are labeled the sharpest team in Group A with a collection of 12 goals.
Another provision of Garuda Nusantara is the adaptive approach of the coach, Shin Tae-yong.
So far, Shin Tae-yong is known as a trainer who is capable of camouflaging to apply tactics that are adapted to the enemy’s character.
When crushing the Philippines 5-1 in the third match yesterday, the South Korean coach with the initials STY appointed Alfriyanto Nico as a wing-back.
In fact, Alfriyanto Nico has been more familiar with the position of the right wing striker.
Subhan Fajri, who plays naturally as a front-line personnel, was also plotted by Shin Tae-yong as a full-back.
No wonder Shin Tae-yong’s approach is often likened to a chameleon who is good at camouflage.
“Nico and Subhan can play in winger and wing back positions. Except for the three defenders at the back, everyone can change positions,” Shin Tae-yong said in a press conference session after the match against the Philippines.
“I also want the players to be able to play in every position. Indeed, that is one of his tactics (change positions),” said Shin Tae-yong.