Shin wants to recruit descendants to strengthen the national team

Shin wants to recruit descendants to strengthen the national team

Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae-yong admits he wants several players of Indonesian origin, who play abroad, to strengthen his squad.

However, after leading the national team’s training at Bung Karno Stadium B, Jakarta on Tuesday, September 11, Shin said his wish was not fulfilled because the PSSI had not yet fulfilled it.

“So it’s very unfortunate,” said the South Korean (South Korea) tactician.

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However, Shin said he continues to communicate with PSSI about this matter.

One thing is certain, the players targeted are those who have blood ties with the Indonesians.

“His status is not naturalized because he has Indonesian blood. Players like that can certainly strengthen the national team. But first we need to talk to PSSI,” Shin said.

On the same occasion, Shin responded to the news regarding Spanish footballer Jordi Amat’s desire to defend the Indonesian national team.

Jordi, who plays at center-back and currently plays for Belgian club KAS Eupen, claims he is of Indonesian blood, from North Sulawesi to be exact, from his mother’s parents.

“For this Jordi, I am hearing him for the first time,” Shin said.

In the last national team, which is preparing for the AFF Cup 2020, there is a player of Indonesian origin from abroad, namely Elkann Baggott. Elkan, who plays for English club Ipswich Town, is made up of thousands of Indonesians while his father is British.

The 19-year-old center-back received his first KTP as an Indonesian citizen on Tuesday (September 11).

Elkan and his colleagues from the Indonesian national team are currently preparing for the AFF Cup 2020 which will start in December 2021. The training camps (TC) took place in Jakarta and Turkey.

In Turkey, in addition to training, the Indonesian national team will also play an international friendly match between FIFA and Afghanistan on Tuesday (16/11) and Myanmar on Thursday (25/11).

Meanwhile, in the AFF Cup 2020, Indonesia, which is in Group B with Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos, will play its first match on December 9, 2021 against Cambodia.

Then Indonesia will face Laos on December 12, 2021, Vietnam three days later, and Malaysia on December 19, 2021.

All Indonesian national team matches take place at Bishan Stadium, Singapore. The AFF Cup 2020 was indeed held centrally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ant / OL-1)


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