PERSIB Bandung is determined to return to winning ways by sweeping three points in the remaining two matches in the BRI Liga 1 2021/2022, namely against Persik Kediri and Barito Putera.
Persib coach Robert Rene Alberts, quoted from the club’s official website, Wednesday (23/3), said his team wanted to close the competition with a sweet result and did not want to slip in the rest of the match.
Therefore, said Robert, six points became a fixed price for the Blue Prince to realize these ambitions.
“We are still in second place. That means Persib can qualify for the AFC Cup. That is one of our targets now. One win has already sealed a place for us in the AFC Cup. That is important for a team like Persib,” said the Dutch coach. the.
This motivation is embedded to ensure Persib can achieve its best position in the final standings, especially one more step there is one AFC Cup ticket next year that can be secured if it manages to wipe out victory.
“I made a statement at the beginning (of the season) that a club like Persib must play in the AFC every year. Now we are going in that direction with the program that has been made,” he said.
However, Robert emphasized that the target did not mean Persib had given up on the current situation to become the 2021/2022 League 1 champion.
Because, the opportunity to be the first is still open, although small and is determined by the results of the match at the top of the current standings.
“It’s not that we gave up because Bali United could have lost in two matches and we won the remaining two games. So we can still be champions. But if Bali wins in the next match then we certainly won’t win,” he said.
Currently, Persib is in second place in the BRI Liga 1 2021/2022 standings with 67 points or a difference of five points from Bali United as the leader of the standings, so Maung Bandung practically has to win against Persik to pursue the title.
Persib still has two matches to play, namely against Persik Kediri on Friday (25/3) night, and Barito Putera, but the match has not yet been scheduled. (OL-8)