According to Minister Zainudin Amali, the defeat of the Indonesian team is not the problem. He understood that the players who started out this time were still very young and lacked international experience. “Whatever the result of the Indonesian national team in Dubai, I urge you not to make a fuss. Our national team still has good progress and development,” Mr. Zainudin said during the interview. Press conference in Jakarta last night, June 8. “Please don’t ridicule and bully them because they are mentally immature,” he said.
Not stopping there, Mr. Zainudin also understood the defeat that coach Shin Tae-yong’s team encountered when considering the huge disparity in the FIFA rankings. There, Indonesia ranked 173rd and Vietnam ranked 92nd.
This politician thinks that there is still hope for the Indonesian national team. League 1 and League 2 are expected to help them improve and be able to win the championship in the future big tournaments like the upcoming SEA Games in Vietnam. He also reminded the players to be disciplined in training and diet when returning to their clubs.
(According to Antara)