BOLASPORT.COM – ‘I’m on the next level, yeah‘ is the first sentence of the song ‘Next Level’ by the popular South Korean girl group from SM Entertainment, Aespa. As the song title says, Indonesian National team reach next level under made Shin Tae-yong.
Last time Indonesian National team appeared in the Asian Cup in 2007, qualified automatically as co-hosts with Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.
If we look back, what is the way Shin Tae-yong bring Indonesian National team ke next level running smoothly? Of course not, the South Korean coach had to go through a long and winding road to qualify Indonesian National team ke Asian Cup 2023.
He was immediately faced with a difficult obstacle, the Covid-19 pandemic. During 2020, the pulse of national football was stopped due to the effects of the pandemic which also hit the global world.
The remaining three matches in Group G are against Thailand, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.
Next lost 0-4 to Vietnam, then Shin Tae-yong get a yellow card.
In the next match against the United Arab Emirates, Shin tae-yong must be absent.
Indonesian National team also finished as bottom of Group G with one point from a total of eight matches. The previous five matches, the Garuda squad under Simon McMenemy.
Qualifying Play-offs Asian Cup 2023
First leg, Indonesian National team beat Taiwan with a score of 2-1 at Chang Arena, Thailand, Thursday (7/10/2021).
Second leg, Indonesian National team won over Taiwan with a score of 3-0 at Chang Arena, Thailand, Monday (11/19/2021).
Three goals Indonesian National team scored by Egy Maulana Vikri (27′), Ricky Kambuaya (54′), and Witan Sulaeman (90+3′).
Third Qualifying Round Asian Cup 2023
In this round, Indonesian National team joined in Group A with Jordan, Kuwait and Nepal. Kuwait is the host of the group.
Indonesian National team which is considered one eye in this group is able to provide a surprise.
Indonesian National team able to win over Kuwait with a score of 1-2, even more epic Garuda squad comeback after falling behind first.
next game, Indonesian National team narrowly lost to Jordan with a score of 0-1, and won 7-0 over Nepal in the final match.
With that result, the Indonesian national team qualified for the Asian Cup 2023 as one of the best runners-up.
In this round, Indonesian National team showed extraordinary development, they managed to overcome the Middle East team, Kuwait and had made Jordan nervous.
“I didn’t know we had beaten Kuwait in 42 years,” said Shin Tae-yongreported by BolaSport.com from South Korean media, Newsis.
“I think the first game was the most important. It was Kuwait’s home ground, and the temperature went up to 42 degrees, but it looks like the opponent can’t play because it’s too hot and difficult too. If you focus you can play.
Furthermore, Shin said in the past, players Indonesian National team be wary of meeting Middle Eastern teams.
“In the past, Indonesian players thought, ‘We can’t meet the Middle East team’, but we can win by fighting well without being afraid at the opponent’s house,” he said.
Indonesian National team counted as successful in achieving achievements to qualify for Asian Cup 2023Previously, Shin brought Garuda to finish runner-up in the 2020 AFF Cup and awarded the 2021 SEA Games bronze medal for the U-23 national team.
“I’ve coached Indonesia for two and a half years, but it’s been about a year since I actually worked with the players,” said Shin Tae-yong.
“I can’t train or play because of Corona 19.
“I was able to train even before I went to the AFF Cup. I tried to change a lot of mental parts of the players, and it changed. There are parts where the fighting spirit and mental strength are low,” he said.
At this level, the opponents will face Indonesian National team much more difficult.
While currently entering pot 4, Fachruddin Aryanto et al have the potential to meet strong teams such as Japan, Australia, South Korea, Iran, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia from Pot 1.
Because under a coach labeled World Cup, players Indonesian National team already have a good mentality, where it can be used as an important capital.
Besides that Indonesian National team will add three new ammunition to live the event.
Not again, Indonesian National team also strengthened by the players abroadsuch as Witan Sulaeman, Egy Maulana Vikri, Asnawi Mangkualam, Pratama Arhan, Saddil Ramdani, and Elkan Baggott.
In addition, the other players who fill the squad Indonesian National team in the third round of Qualification Asian Cup 2023 also performed well, for example, Rachmat Irianto who performed brilliantly.
Shin Tae-yong You will also have many options for player selection to the strategy to be used.
With a series of reasons above, it is hoped that Indonesian National team can ‘crush’ his opponents in Asian Cup 2023in line with the English translation of the song ‘Next Level’ belonging to the South Korean girl group, Aespa: ‘I’m on the next level, I open the door over there, Next level, I’ll destroy you in the end’.