Indonesian national team coach Jacksen F. Tiago said although Arsenal
was slightly better than Liverpool, a friendly match against the Reds
would still be a challenge.
“Arsenal is better because it has been
coached by Arsène Wenger for quite a long time,” said Jacksen at the
Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) on Monday, as quoted by tempo.co.
said Arsenal’s exquisite style of play had long been solid. Therefore,
the Persipura coach said, he would evaluate his current team.
Arsenal’s recent visit, another English Premier League club — Liverpool
— will play a friendly match against the Indonesian national team on
Jacksen said it was possible that he might try out at five new players during the friendly game against Liverpool.
former Brazilian soccer player said, overall, the national team had
progressed. “The squad’s teamwork and techniques have improved,” said
To test the progress, he plans to invite a national team from, which is in the same level, to face Indonesia.
said he hoped the national team could play its best against Liverpool.
In the previous match against Arsenal, Jacksen’s Dream Team was defeated
After Arsenal and Liverpool, Chelsea will play a friendly match against Indonesia. (apt/ebf)