Jamu PSM, Persela to Target Three Points Even Without Eka Ramdani
Persela Lamongan set a target of three points when entertaining PSM Makassar in advanced League 1 in Surajaya Stadium, Lamongan, Saturday (12/08/2017) night. The position in the standings is not a reason for the Persela players’ guts to shrink.
Referring ratings, Persela and PSM are far apart. PSM was fifth with 31 points while Persela occupy the position of the 13th because the new collect 24 points.
Nevertheless, the host is optimistic to face this fight. Team nicknamed Laskar Joko Tingkir is ready to secure three points in front of the public.
“The point is we’re ready. PSM team is good and meets the criteria for champion. But we are ready to take three points and I have prepared everything, “said Persela coach Heri Kiswanto, in a press conference before the game on Friday (11/08/2017).
“All PSM players to watch out for if only one of the wary, even later there are those who escaped. So, all must be wary, “added Herkis, greeting Heri Kiswanto.
However, Persela’s move to avenge a 1-3 defeat in the first round is certainly quite heavy. Playmaker Eka Ramdani has not recovered from injury so still pulled over.
“We have played several times without Eka and I have prepared a replacement,” Herkis said.
Without the former Persib Bandung midfielder, Herkis likely again rely on the figure of Jose Coelho who status marquee player, in managing the rhythm of the game team.
“I hope Jose Coelho understands his role in the game, as well as other foreign players. All foreign players role is needed enough, to help get maximum results, “said Herkis.
In addition to Eka, Herkis and also Persela supporters still seem to have to wait longer to see the debut of Ramon Rodrigues de Mesquita, who plotted as a successor to Marcio Rosario in defense. No green light he will be downgraded.
“I have not been able to hear about it (whether Ramon can be played), so it’s still gray,” Herkis said.
At the time of Ramon has not found clarity whether it can be played or not, the young stopper Rio Pratama Valentino said it was ready to escort Persela defense if they get the trust to appear.
“I am ready if it is shown though still has many shortcomings. Especially the Persela goalkeeper is still often conceded. But if it returns trusted coach I’m ready to play, I will try to play the maximum to bring Persela full points, “said Rio.