PSS Sleman Keeps Hope to Escape Degradation


PSS Sleman TRAINER I Putu Gede Swisantoso is still optimistic that the Java Super Eagle squad can rise in the remaining two matches and get out of the threat of relegation in this season’s competition.

“We still have 2 games ahead and this is very important for us. This has to be looked at. We have to forget about this match,” said Putu, quoted from the club’s official website, Tuesday (22/3).

He admitted, PSS’s defeat to Persipura in the match week 32 of BRI Liga 1 2021/2022 made his team feel very disappointed.

Moreover, Laskar Sembada had twice led and ended in a 2-4 defeat to Mutiara Hitam, Persipura’s nickname.

According to Putu, the same situation also occurred several times in the previous matches so that it will be used as an evaluation material so that it does not happen again in the remaining two matches.

What is clear, said the former Persekat Tegal tactician, is that defeat after defeat in the recent series of matches must be immediately forgotten. In order to focus on the two remaining matches.

PSS still has two matches left, namely against Persela Lamongan, which is scheduled for Thursday (24/3), and the match against Persija Jakarta, but the schedule has not been determined.

Putu emphasized that the upcoming match was very decisive for the continuation of the PSS team in order to escape the shadow of relegation.

“The match situation, the competition situation, and the standings are certainly very influential. This is what the players must also quickly have the mentality to improve and must quickly have the mentality to adapt to the match situation,” concluded Putu.

Currently, PSS is still stuck in the 14th place of the BRI Liga 1 2021/2022 standings with 33 points 33, or one point ahead of Barito Putera in 15th position and 3 points away from Persipura in 16th place.

This means that PSS needs at least four additional points and must win the remaining two matches to stay in Liga 1 next season, even if Barito Putera and Persipura both win in the remaining two matches.

Two other clubs, namely Persiraja Banda Aceh and Persela Lamongan, which are in the last two positions in the standings, have been relegated. (OL-8)