Indonesia’s national team coach, Alfred Riedl, claims to have set up a special strategy to face the Philippines on AFF Cup semi-final first leg 2010, Thursday (16/12/2010).
By doing so, he said they were optimistic of victory can be achieved “Red and White”.As a champion of Group A, Indonesia the Philippines met with the status of the runner-up Group B. On paper Firman Utina and friends is much more favored than the squad “Azkals”, nickname of the Philippines.
Red White unbeaten record for the second meeting of the 16 teams. Philippines that were previously not able to make a surprise underdog. With nine players strengthened naturalization, Simon McMenemy dibesut team performed brilliantly in the group stage.
How not, they were able to beat the defending champions Vietnam (2-0) and draw against holders of three-time champion AFF Cup, Singapore.
Riedl assess the Philippines should not be taken lightly. Philippines, he said, was far more developed. “I had practice sessions trying to improve the ability of the team. I will also prepare a specific strategy to score the game later. We are ready to face them,” said Riedl told reporters after leading the national team practice on Saturday (12/11/2010).
Riedl was already pocketed the map strength versus after Sutan Harhara (Technical Director) witnessed the Philippines last match in the group stage. Given the Philippines has a high enough players berpostur, Riedl seen antarpemain focused on working in a practice session this morning.