Coach Persela Akui Persija Play More Dominant
Without reinforced a line of attackers, starting Ivan Carlos, Jose Coelho, Muhammad Fahmi Al Ayyubi, Saddil Ramdani, to Ahmad Nur Hardianto, Persela Lamongan must recognize the benefits of 0-2 Persija Jakarta in a match held Sunday (27/08/2017) night.
The defeat of Persija made a minor record for Heri Kiswanto’s squad.
Previously, the team Laskar Joko Tingkir also had to swallow “bitter pill” at a meeting PSM Makassar and Mitra Kukar.
“We are not not trying, the players have struggled to the maximum, but we lost 2-0, the problem of scoring Persija more telling,” said Herkis, greeting familiar Heri Kiswanto, as reported on the official club website.
In a match held at the Patriot Stadium, Bekasi, the Persija successfully broke the deadlock through goals offered by Ramdani Lestaluhu in the 24th minute and Rohit Chand in the 81st minute.
“Persija is more dominant, it can lock the areas so we are depressed, it’s a bit difficult, we will evaluate, there are still many matches,” he said.
A similar statement was also revealed by Samsul Arif, who returned lined up as captain of the Persela team to replace Choirul Huda. He considered, Persija play quite dominant and almost without a gap.
“Persija is pretty good, locked us up for the rest of the game, we got some chances but Persija’s defense is pretty close, we are sorry for the fans who have been so far behind us,” said Samsul.
In the next game, Laskar Joko Tingkir team faced with a game away face Bali United on September 3, 2017 and Arema FC on September 16, 2017.