PSSI General Chair Mochamad Iriawan explained that coach Shin Tae-yong already had the names of players who would compete in the 2022 AFF U-23 Cup.
The Indonesian national team will soon compete in the 2022 AFF U-23 Cup.
Fresh air belongs to Indonesia because they fielded young players in the 2020 AFF Cup.
By fielding a team with an average age of 23.8 years, it is estimated that many players who have dropped out of the 2020 AFF Cup will return to fight to bring Indonesia’s name.
Shin Tae-yong at the previous press conference session explained that there were four players who were doubtful to appear with the Garuda Squad.
They are Egy Maulana Vikri, Elkan Baggott, Witan Sulaeman, and Asnawi Mangkualam.
Brands still needs additional permission from his club in order to play in the 2022 AFF U-23 Cup.
Regarding the composition of players, Shin Tae-yong already has a name that will be brought to the tournament which will be held in Cambodia, February 14-29 2022.
This was conveyed by the General Chairperson of PSSI, Mochamad Iriawan when welcoming the arrival of the Indonesian national team in Jakarta, Sunday (2/1/2022).
According to him, the South Korean coach has prepared several names.
However, the list is still uncertain and will increase before starting preparations for the AFF U-23 Cup.
“Yes, for the list of players, I already asked Shin Tae-yong, he said he was already there for the U-23 national team.”
“It was not ready, but several names have come out,” said Mochamad Iriawan to media including BolaSport.com.
Iriawan added that his party gave Shin Tae-yong time to rest.
Moreover, after arriving from Singapore, all staff and national team players will undergo quarantine for 10 days.
“While they are quarantined, we can have a zoom meeting.”
“I said to the Secretary General: ‘You rest for two days, then we’ll zoom right in,’” he explained.
The man who is usually called Iwan Bule considered that the South Korean coach must immediately prepare the team to compete in the next tournament.
This is because the preparation time is tight because it is only one month away from the 2020 AFF Cup.
“It relates to the U-23 national team because time is quite pressing.”
“Shin Tae-yong has to prepare which players are called up.” he concluded.