Factors That Make Persib Mandul Opponent Persija Jakarta
Persib Bandung failed to beat Persija Jakarta in advanced League 1 2017 at Gelora Bandung Stadium of Fire, Bandung, Saturday, July 22, 2017 ago. Persib and Persija had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
After the match, Persib manager Umuh Muchtar revealed the cause of Maung Bandung team failed to add a goal. The game must end with the division of points.
According to Umuh, the absence of a pure striker in the Persib became one of the difficult factors Michael Essien and his friends increased the number of goals in the 16th League 1 match. In addition, the luck factor also does not accompany Persib.
Umuh admit, his team could not do much on the front lines. Not only that, goalkeeper Persija Andritany also performed brilliantly.
Persib, said Umuh, can not maximize every opportunity because of the absence of a player striker instinctively. Matsunaga Shohei, Raphael Maitimo, to Tantan is not a striker.
“We also do not have a pure striker.We are overwhelmed in front of Persib enough opportunities, but just wasted,” said Umuh.
Flashback, Persib Bandung, Persija Jakarta
Duel players Persib Bandung, Tantan (left) and players Persija Jakarta, Willian Pachecho on 2014 TSC match at GBLA Stadium, Bandung, (17/7/2017). (Bola.com/Nicklas Hanoatubun)
However, Umuh was not dismissed if Persib performance on the game was very maximum. “It’s all been playing crazy tonight, but it’s true what is said Herrie Setyawan (caretaker coach Persib) if we have not been lucky,” said Umuh.
Previously, midfielder Persib, Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan, regretted the failure of his team beat Persija. According to Kim, Persib more dominate the game rather than Macan Kemayoran. Moreover, Persija played with 10 men since midway through the second half after Sandy Sutte received a second yellow card.
“Losing two points from Persija is disappointing,” said Kim, as reported by Persib official website.