Suara.com – CEO PSIS Semarang, Yoyok Sukawi predicts his team’s match against PSM Makassar in the last eight of the 2021 Menpora Cup, Friday (9/4/2021), the reason is going to be interesting.
“The match will be interesting, busy too,” said Yoyok when contacted by Antara, Wednesday (7/4/2021).
According to the man who is also a member of the Indonesian Parliament, the match will be tight because the two teams are neither reinforced by foreign legions in the Menpora Cup. The team’s strength rests on local names.
This situation makes PSIS and PSM have almost the same team quality.
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“The local Indonesian players have the same average quality. Skills only differ slightly, as well as speed,” said Yoyok.
Even so, the Exco PSSI member did not want to impose a winning target for the squad nicknamed Mahesa Jenar.
He said PSIS players were in a state of no pressure and relaxed because from the start they saw the Menpora Cup as a place to seek experience and preparation for the new League 1 season.
“We have no ambition other than that. There’s no way I can say to the team; ‘tomorrow I have to win, otherwise I will fire.’ There is nothing like that. But, the match will be exciting. I can’t wait for it, everyone at PSIS is no longer available. be patient, “said Yoyok.
PSIS Semarang advanced to the 2021 Menpora Cup quarter-finals as winners of Group A by collecting seven points, the result of two wins and one draw.
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PSIS will fight against second place Group B, PSM on Friday (9/4/2021) at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang.
At the same venue on Saturday (10/4/2021), the winner of Group B Persija Jakarta will face second place in Group A, Barito Putera.