Suara.com – Persija Jakarta Director Ferry Paulus admitted that his party had wanted Riko Simanjuntak’s services for a long time. However, Persija had just arrived at the 28-year-old winger’s service at the start of the 2018 season.
Ferry admits that he has been sniffing out Riko Simanjuntak’s talents since 2012. At that time, the man who is familiarly called FP witnessed the action of the player while still strengthening PS Bangka.
At that moment, FP did not hesitate to immediately invite Riko to join Persija. Although claiming to be ready, there are doubts from the tiny player from North Sumatra.
After strengthening PS Bangka, Riko decided to join Gresik United in 2015 instead of Persija. Again, FP offered Riko to move closer to Persija when the player was in the Gresik United uniform.
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Shortly in Gresik, Riko paid attention to Persija again and instead joined Semen Padang in the 2016 period. After Semen Padang dropped caste, then Riko finally wore a Persija uniform.
“I met Riko again when he was playing at Gresik, and I asked him, ‘when will you go to Persija?’ He still replied, ‘later, next year I will be there.’ But, instead he went to Semen Padang after that, “said Ferry Paulus on the YouTube channel Persija, Monday (11/1/2021).
“After Semen Padang relegation, I asked again, ‘when will you join Persija?’ At that time, Pak Gede (Widiade) was still there, I said I had to get this child. Finally Riko answered, ‘yes sir, I’m ready’, “said FP.
FP also shared why he was so insistent on bringing Riko to the Kemayoran Tigers squad. According to the man from Manado, Riko has many advantages that other players rarely have.
“Riko is one of the many players who has many advantages, his technique is good, he has good skills and abilities. Therefore, he must get the right place,” said Ferry.
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“Riko has many advantages. First, even though he is small, he has the speed and feeling of the ball is very good. If he is in a match, he also often intercepts the ball because of the speed he had earlier.”
“He can process the ball well, even for a winger, he is a very complete player. That’s why we are eager to recruit him,” concluded FP.
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