PSM Ignore First Meeting of Kontra Persela
At the first round of League 1 competition, PSM Makassar successfully won 3-1 when entertaining Persela Lamongan. Now, Persela have a chance to retaliate when playing at Surajaya Stadium, Lamongan, Saturday (12/08/2017) night.
Aware of acting as a guest, PSM was reluctant to think of impressive results in the first round as a benchmark. He predicts the match at Surajaya Stadium will be held tight.
“The first game was a long time ago, I think it has changed a lot. Persela rediscovered its performance, better than the game at the start of the season. We have to be alert to Persela’s quick attack, “PSM coach Robert Rene Alberts said in a press conference before the game on Friday (11/08/2017).
However, the Dutchman asserted, his team still aiming at the achievement of numbers in the game, although predicted will not be easy. Additional numbers are needed, in order to keep an opportunity out as a champion at the end of the season.
“We have a target, collecting points in every game away. It became one of the conditions that we are seriously want to become champions this season, “he said.
Seriousness PSM emerged as one of the challengers of the League title 1 this season, also seen from the decision of the team to bring in striker Pavel Purishkin Anyar from Uzbekistan. Only, Robert does not yet know if the new player can be played directly.
“We are still waiting for the development of new foreign players, whether it can be played or not for tomorrow’s game. Everything is still in process, so I do not know yet. We came here with 18 players, including Pavel, “said Robert.
The same is also expressed by goalkeeper Rivky Mokodompit. He said he and his colleagues at PSM is ready to undergo a game away Persela face.
“We’ve watched several matches of Persela and have been analyzed as well. They play what, what players habits like, we have analysis and we evaluate, so there is no problem. We are ready against Persela, “Rivky said.