PSM Makassar rely on local attackers to bombard the defense of their opponents in Balikpapan trofeo tournament titled “Battle of Borneo” at Batakan Stadium Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, March 4, 2018.
PSM coach Robert Rene Alberts confirmed from Makassar on Sunday that the coach team could not bring in two of his flagship players, foreign players Bruce Djite and naturalized Guy Junor who suffered injuries and had to get special treatment in Makassar.
“So the PSM team left with the power of 19 players, we still want to come up with the best strain that can be lowered at this time,” he said before departing to Balikpapan today.
The 19 players who participated to Balikpapan each Shahar Ginanjar, Syaiful, Zulkilfi Gratitude, Steven Paulle, Abdul Rahman, Hassan Hasbullah, Hasyim Kipuw, Hendra Wijaya, Reva Adi Utama and Heri Susanto.
Rizki Pellu, Marc Anthony Klok, Rashid Bakri, Wiljan Pluim, Saldi, Asnawi Mangkualam and three local attackers Arsyad Yusgiantoro, Agi Pratama and M Rahmat.
In the last trial to face PSAD at the Stadium Andi Mattalatta Gelora Makassar some time ago, Robert is trying to present a new scheme in the line of attack by menduetkan Arsyad Yusgiantoro and M Rahmat.
The Dutchman hopes the combination of local attackers can give the best results when facing Mitra Kukar (replacement Persija Jakarta retreat) and host Persiba Balikpapan in other matches.
Facing Mitra Kukar would be a worthy opponent because of fellow participants of League 1 season 2018. While Persiba Balikpapan though from League 2 but will perform with the full support of fanatical supporters who will certainly make the game run more difficult going forward.
“We want to achieve maximum results in the tournament later, so we are ready to lower the best composition we have today for a positive result,” he concluded.