The achievement of the Magelang-born player paves the way for other players to be able to follow in the same footsteps.
Bagus Kahfi's success attracted the attention of European clubs. And Bagus’ story to join FC Utrecht has become an inspiration for the third batch of #GarudaSelect players. The achievement of the Magelang-born player paves the way for other players to be able to follow in the same footsteps.
Three players who have been inspired a lot by Bagus are Noval Junior, Faiz Maulana, and Lorenzo Berra. The three players admit that, Bagus story has made them more motivated to learn and work hard to get knowledge and skills during the on-going #GarudaSelect Program.
"I am very motivated to see his struggle. He was badly injured, but then rose again and is now signed by a big European club. In addition, I also see that Bagus managed to be mentally strong in the midst of such difficult situations," said Faiz Maulana.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo is happy to hear the news that Bagus can join FC Utrecht. "Of course it's extraordinary. Utrecht are not just a small team and I'm sure he can do something important for the club. He gives me the inspiration to maximize the opportunity and experience I am having in this #GarudaSelect Program," said Lorenzo.
Meanwhile, according to Noval, he has learned a lot from Bagus's journey during the #GarudaSelect program. "I see that what Bagus does is not only for his own sake, but also for the team. He always motivates and encourages his friends. That is very useful for the cohesiveness of the team," said Noval.
"In my opinion, what Bagus has achieved by joining Utrecht is the right and great step. Hopefully in the future there will be more and more Indonesian players joining international clubs. Bagus' story has motivated all of us and many young Indonesian players to work and train harder in order to reach the same success in the future,” said Noval.