Barito Putera promised a surprise


BARITO Putera promises a surprise when they face Arema FC in the quarter-finals of the 2022 President’s Cup, Saturday (2/7), at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang. Barito players have more motivation to overthrow a team nicknamed Singo Edan which has star-studded players.

“We’ll see until the last minute. We have to work hard as usual. The material of our players is very different from Arema, which has many star players. This is our chance to prove it,” said Barito Putera coach Dejan Antonic during a press conference ahead of the match, Friday (1/7). ).

Dejan said Arema have an advantage in the players’ physical recovery time after appearing in the group stage. He asked his team to maximize the game against the home team.

“They recover more. But we have young players and all will work hard,” he explained.

“Football all has a chance, be it a small team or a big team. A team that is focused and there are no injured players will win,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Arema FC has new ammunition with the presence of a foreign striker, Abel Camara. The Guinea-Bissau striker has been training with the team after being introduced to the public.

Abel will replace Carlos Fortes, who is currently joining PSIS Semarang. However, it is not known whether the player who has competed in the Portuguese League competition can be featured against Barito or not. (OL-5)