PERSIB Bandung must give up the 2021/2022 League 1 title. Maung Bandung’s struggle – nicknamed Persib – throughout the season was only able to produce a runner-up position and one ticket to the AFC Cup next year.
Although the runner-up was not the expected target from the start, Persib coach Robert Alberts tried to see the positive side of the team’s hard work so far. Because for him, the AFC Cup remains a beautiful gift for Persib’s anniversary which is commemorated this month.
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With Persib last appearing in the AFC Cup in 2015, returning to the Asian level competition is another pride for Maung Bandung and they hope to achieve the best there, especially Persib Bandung, which will turn 90 next year.
“We entered the AFC Cup after not playing there for a long time. I really appreciate the result that we were able to reach second place and the AFC Cup,” said Robert Alberts, quoted in the club’s official statement on Sunday (27/3).
The ambition to remain in international tournaments has also been voiced by Robert. Although this season’s Liga 1 competition still has its last week left, Robert and his team said they will work hard to achieve the best performance next season and return to the AFC Cup the following year.
“I really want to have a trend of always playing in the AFC Cup,” he concluded.
It can be seen, on the way in the 2021/2022 Liga 1 competition, until the 33rd week Persib Bandung managed to win 68 points in the standings, 4 points away from the champions Bali United at the top of the standings. (Rif/Persib/OL-6)