Fox Sports Indonesia – BALI, Muhammad Rafli’s quick early goal in the first half managed to surprise the Iranian Under-23 squad who were dominating.
You could say also, Iran has many opportunities also made against the Indonesian U-23 national team goal. Unfortunately, they are less effective and only equalized their position in the second half.
This is admittedly true by their coach who is also a former Iranian national team player, Hamid Estili. “The first round we played well, there were about 75% of opportunities created but we couldn’t use them. While the second half I was not satisfied, ” Hamid said as quoted by the PSSI website.
“I admit my players are exhausted, due to long trips from Iran to Indonesia and there is also a time difference between here and our place. Our players also don’t have enough time to rest. In addition, weather constraints are another problem here, the second half of Indonesia playing better, ” Hamid continued.
“But more than that, I thank PSSI for inviting us and for their good service while we were in Bali. The second game, we will play better and learn from the mistakes that exist, “he concluded.
The match between Indonesia U-23 vs Iran U-23 will take place twice. First, Wednesday (11/13) which ended 1-1 at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Bali. Then on November 16th, will compete once again at the Pakansari stadium, Bogor.