NUSADAILY.COM – MALANG – Arema FC failed to win again in League 1 competition which has entered Week 30. Detained by Kalteng Putra with a score of 1-1 when competing at the Kanjuruhan Kepanjen Stadium on Sunday (1/12) afternoon, making Milomir’s team care Seslija began to be scattered from the top flight competition and thinned the opportunity to finish in the top two positions. However, Arema’s squad refused to surrender, even though in the last four matches he has not been able to win the match.
“We cannot lose hope. We still hope to finish in second place, “said Arema FC player, Dendi Santoso.
He said, Arema’s condition was indeed difficult because it failed to get full points for the fourth time in a row. Before this, Arema lost to Bhayangkara FC and Persib Bandung, and only drew 1-1 against Persija Jakarta at home. He always stresses that his team wants to win the match.
“If we don’t have the desire to win, it’s hard to
play,” he explained.
According to him, Arema players still believe that they can penetrate the runner-up position in the final standings of the competition. Because, with four matches remaining, the club nicknamed Singo Edan can add a maximum of 12 points. You do this by winning over PSIS Semarang, Persebaya Surabaya and Barito Putera which will take place at home to the opponent as well as a home match against Bali United.
“Every life must have hope. We will fight in those four
matches, “he said.
However, he could not cover the disappointment of failing to win over Central Kalimantan. According to him, naturally Arema wins when playing at home. However, the final result of the match, Arema must share one number.
In fact, Arema almost lost at home because he left behind a goal since the 9th minute through Eydison’s free kick. Repeatedly pressing, only on 64 minutes Arema replies goals are created. Arema failed to add a goal, even though the opponent played with 10 players after Pandi Lestaluhu got a second yellow card and had to leave the field faster.
These results make Arema only move up one position to number five, with a collection of 43 points. However, Arema’s position is threatened by being displaced by PSM Makassar, Persib Bandung and Bhayangkara FC who have not yet gone through week 30. (top)