Persija Conquered Persiba, Teco Praise Player Performance
Persija Jakarta successfully won with a score of 2-0 when entertaining Newcastle at Balikpapan Patriot Stadium, Bekasi, West Java, Saturday (08/12/2017).
After the match, coach Persija, Stefano Cugurra, praised the game foster children.
Persija opened the scoring in the 45th minute + 2 through Reinaldo Elias da Costa header after receiving Ismed Sofyan’s free kick.
Persija second goal scored by Bruno da Silva Lopes in the 60th minute through the penalty spot after the previous Reinaldo violated Persiba defender.
“We’ve been preparing for a week and the players can do a good job so that Reinaldo can score in the first half,” said Teco, greeting Stefano Cugurra.
“The goal is to make the boys get more excited and Bruno finally scored a goal.Although only two goals, for me is enough today,” he added.
Teco lowered his three new players against Persiba.
They are Reinaldo, Michael Orah, and Fitra Ridwan. Teco rate the three new players were playing pretty good.
The Brazilian coach believes the three players could be better with Persija.
Teco also asked Fitra, Reinaldo, and Orah to continue to communicate in order to know how to play Persija.
“I think all the players are coming in the second round with high spirits, they must be able to adapt again with the team game,” said Stefano Cugurra.