Hansamu Yama: Vietnam Shown to Dominate, but …
Indonesia U-22 national team captain Hansamu Yama Pranata is grateful for a goalless draw against Vietnam on the fourth matchday of Group B of SEA Games 2017.
The match was held at the Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia, Tuesday (22/08/2017).
Throughout the game, Indonesia’s defense is under Vietnam’s pressure.
The team nicknamed The Golden Star has ball possession of 64 percent.
Vietnam’s dominance is also visible in terms of opportunities.
In total, Nguyen Huu Thang’s coaching team fired 13 shots which five of them were on target, while Indonesia had only six chances with one on target.
Indonesia was getting depressed since the 63rd minute after performing with 10 players.
Hanif Sjahbandi who plays as midfielder gets a second yellow card from referee Al Yaqoubi Omar Mubarak Mazarouai.
These conditions make Indonesia one point from this match as a positive result.
Moreover, the opportunity of Garuda Young Team to the semifinals is still open.
In the last game against Cambodia, Indonesia must achieve a minimum victory by a margin of three goals.
These results are needed to anticipate a draw between Thailand counter Vietnam on the same matchday.
Related to that, Hansamu Yama is grateful for the results obtained by Garuda Muda.
“We’ve been fighting a lot and the players are working hard and we’re still grateful for this result,” Hansamu said after the match.
“We admit, Vietnam is more dominant, but we can hold it, let alone just play with 10 players,” he said.
In addition, the captain was reminded that his colleagues do not underestimate Cambodia.
“In the last game we have to win big against Cambodia, but we all do not underestimate them,” he said.
In the last match of Group B, Indonesia will face Cambodia at the Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia, on Thursday (24/08/2017) at 15.00 pm.