Persija Jakarta will face RANS Nusantara FC in a test match at Wibawa Mukti Stadium, Saturday (16/7). Coach Thomas Doll called the fight very important.
Doll made the match against RANS Nusantara FC to measure the strength of his team ahead of the 2022/23 Liga 1 season. He guaranteed to lose all Persija players.
In addition, the battle against RANS Nusantara FC is Persija’s last trial before Liga 1 was held. He will use the results of the match as an evaluation material.
“I think it was a week before the league started. We need a tough and good opponent. we need a tough match. We need all the players to get playing time,” said Doll.
“We will see their condition. The July 16 game for me is very important because next we don’t have another friendly match. It was the final test for our team,” Doll added.
Liga 1 will start on July 23. Bali United and Persija have been appointed as the opening match of the country’s top caste football competition for the 2022/23 season.
The Bali United versus Persija match was held at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium. The place was chosen because Serdadu Tridatu is the defending champion of Liga 1.
Regarding the face of Bali United, Doll admitted that for now he does not know the percentage of Persija’s readiness. However, he made sure his troops were ready to fight the club from the Island of the Gods.
“I have spoken with management and Jakmania, this preparation takes time. But if you look at it so far, I am very happy with the players because there are still players who train individually even though they are on holiday,” he said. (goal.com)