“My players need to get rid of the thought of fear when facing a better and stronger opponent. The ability of the players is actually good, but because of fear, it leads to mistakes. The whole team did not perform. get the best,” CNN Indonesia quoted coach Shin Tae-yong at a press conference after the Indonesia U20 match 0-6 loss to France U20 on November 17.
In the match taking place in Spain, Indonesia soon conceded a goal in the 4th minute after the mistake of goalkeeper Cahya Supriadi. In the 12th minute, France doubled the gap when Alexis Tibidi took the opportunity to score. In the 39th minute, France was awarded a penalty when Muhammad Ferrari fouled Mattis Abline. The player then made it on the 11-yard mark to give France a 3-0 lead.
In the second half, France reduced the tempo of the match. U20 Indonesia had the first dangerous chance from Frengky Missa’s free kick in the 56th minute. However, the team from Europe took advantage of their superior physique to get more goals. They have 3 more goals in the 65th, 68th and 90+2 minutes.
France U20 coach Landry Chauvin said: “It is important for us to have a friendly match and play against an opponent we have never met before. It is clear that there is a difference in today’s match. , but Indonesia is the host of the U20 World Cup 2023 so they can be our opponents next year.”
Indonesia U20 arrived in Spain on November 15 after about a month of training and competing in Turkey. Coach Shin said that this partly affected the team’s preparation time for the match against France.
U20 Indonesia has the next match against Slovakia on November 19. This is the team’s preparation for the U20 World Cup at home next year.
Duy Minh | 13:30 11/18/2022