The players should not waste the opportunity to play against Leeds U18 in order to be able to perform optimally.
Ahead of the match against Leeds United U18, Tuesday (20/4), the players are eager to make this match as a way to measure their abilities and also to learn from one of the best academy teams in England. The Leeds Academy has historically produced many star players such as Denis Irwin, James Milner and Alan Smith. The players should not waste the opportunity to play against Leeds U18 in order to be able to perform optimally.
"I am very happy to be able to face a team from the Premier League because this is the first opportunity for me. So far the preparation has been going well and I am looking forward to measuring my football abilities and skills against them," said #GarudaSelect midfielder Elia Di Giuliomaria.
"This match against Leeds is an opportunity for us to learn. Result is not the main thing but how we can have experience and gain as much knowledge as possible," said Fernando Pamungkas.
"From a game point of view, the coach has asked us to be more persistent to pressure our opponents. Together as a team we have to play pressing football in order to make the opposing team difficult to hold the ball and to build their play," said Muhammad Faiz Maulana.
"Against Leeds, I have prepared myself physically and mentally as we must not be afraid although the opponent has a big name," added Rendy Sanjaya Putra.
Watch the #GarudaSelect match against Leeds United U18 on Tuesday (20/4) 18:45 WIB on Mola TV. The matches can be watched for free on Polytron TV, Mola Polytron Box, the Mola TV application, or the website at www.mola.tv.