Aji Santoso: Persebaya Champion Without a Crown

PERSEBAYA Surabaya failed to realize the ambition of winning the 2021-2022 League 1 title. There is still one game left, the team made by Aji Santoso is now in third position with 63 points.

The third position is already their best achievement this season, because it is no longer possible to catch up with Persib Bandung (38) who are in second position. However, Aji emphasized that Persebaya had been doing very well this season.

Persebaya is one of the League 1 teams this season that is able to perform well and entertain. They are also strong, and were able to beat the competition champions, Bali United. Bali United was crushed 3-1 in the first meeting, then in the 33rd week, Serdadu Tridatu was defeated by three goals without reply.

Aji rate, Persebaya this season extraordinary. Persebaya’s victory over Bali United did not change the results of the championship. But still, Aji praised how his team performed so well that they were able to win.

“This match was very interesting earlier, although before the match, we already knew that Bali United had won because Persib Bandung]drew,” Aji said after the match, Friday (25/3) night.

“Before entering the field, I emphasize to the players not to be carried away by the situation of Bali United winning. We have to play with Persebaya style and keep fighting for third place. Alhamdulillah, all the players played well,” he added.

“So far Persebaya has really enjoyed playing in Liga 1. I don’t agree that we are burdened, motivated, yes. We are champions without a crown,” said Aji. (Goal/OL-15)