Suara.com – PSSI General Chair Erick Thohir confirmed that Indra Sjafri would train the U-23 Indonesian National Team at the 2022 Asian Games. Responding to this, Indra admitted that he was ready to carry out orders.
The 2022 Asian Games will take place in China in September 2023. The multi-event event was actually held in 2023, but was postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Erick wanted to give Indra Sjafri the opportunity to lead the sport of football after winning gold at the 2023 SEA Games. Meanwhile, Coach Shin Tae-yong, who was originally responsible, was assigned with the senior Indonesian National Team for the 2026 World Cup Qualification and 2023 Asian Cup.
Related to this, Indra Sjafri will wait for the task given by PSSI. For now, he said his work had been completed with the U-22 Indonesian National Team and was on target.
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“I’m just following orders. So later it’s clear that my task at the SEA Games has been completed and it’s in accordance with what was charged by PSSI, by Mr. Erick, namely a gold medal. I’m waiting for my next task,” said Indra Sjafri at SUGBK, Jakarta, Friday ( 19/5/2023).
Furthermore, Erick Thohir is also reported to be removing Indra Sjafri from the position of technical director of PSSI. The plan, PSSI will recruit a technical director from Europe.
Regarding this matter, Indra Sjafri admitted that he did not have a problem. He said he would accept whatever task PSSI gave him.
“I’m all good, so where I am placed, I will try my best. At the director’s office, I also fixed a lot of fundamental work,” explained Indra Sjafri.
“It’s up to PSSI, if you want (technical director) from outside, that’s fine,” concluded the man who once coached Bali United.
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Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.
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