SURABAYA, ACEHFOOTBALL.net —
Bad luck hit Persebaya Surabaya when they hosted Central Kalimantan Putra on the second week of Shopee Liga 1 2019. Two of their players were pulled out due to injuries in the match that ended 1-1 at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya, Tuesday (21/5/2019).
Striker Amido Balde was withdrawn after experiencing muscle cramps in the 28th minute. He groaned in pain in the middle of the field while the match was still going on. Winger striker Irfan Jaya then came in to replace him.
“Balde has a hamstring injury. It's a shame we made substitutions due to injury. It changes the situation on the pitch,” said Djadjang Nurdjaman, the coach of Persebaya Surabaya after the match.
One more player is goalkeeper Miswar Saputra. His forehead bled after being stepped on by a Central Kalimantan player in a situation where the ball was fought. He was withdrawn in the 49th minute and was replaced by Abdul Rohim.
“Miswar received six stitches at the temples. Forward, I am pessimistic that the two players can perform. It's risky playing them on a date 30 Mei nanti,” added the coach who is familiarly called Djanur.
Date 30 what Djanur meant was the match in the third week of Persebaya to host PSIS Semarang in the League 1 2019. This situation will automatically make Djanur rack his brain to find a solution to fill the position left by the two players.
Old coach 60 That year, he couldn't do much against Central Kalimantan Putra due to Amido and Miswar's injuries. Miswar can still be replaced with Rohim, while Amido is the only pure striker that Persebaya has.
Without it, Persebaya was confused about finding a target man to rely on on the front lines. Several times Manuchehr Jalilov and Osvaldo Haay took turns as strikers, but did not change the score 1-1 which has been created since the 26th minute.
“If two players get injured, we were forced to change little. In this match I only put Rendi in the 70th minute. Immediate solution should be,” added Djanur.
This situation is less favorable for Persebaya Surabaya, who haven't won in the League 1 2019. When entertaining PSIS, Bajul Ijo has definitely targeted three points in order to maintain competition in Indonesia's highest caste competition. [bola.com]