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#GarudaSelect Program Developed the Mentality of Elia di Giuliomaria

The Como academy player benefited a lot from the training and competing under the guidance of Dennis Wise and Des Walker.

Elia di Giuliomaria joined the #GarudaSelect Program for six months. The Como academy player benefited a lot from the training and competing under the guidance of Dennis Wise and Des Walker.The Como academy player benefited a lot from the training and competing under the guidance of Dennis Wise and Des Walker.


"Six months with #GarudaSelect I feel more mature both on and off the pitch. Living in England for six months is my first experience away from my family and it made me learn how to live independently without the help of my parents. My mentality is getting more and more mature and in my opinion this will be useful for my career as a professional player, "said Elia.


"Meanwhile on the pitch, I was mentally developed because I faced tough opponents. Facing Manchester City was a very valuable experience because they are a team of one the best academies in the world. I learned a lot from their players who showed maturity to compete despite their young age, " added Elia.


"Not only mentally, #GarudaSelect also improved my skills as a player. I feel an improvement especially in terms of physical strength and tactical understanding. I am very lucky to be able to join #GarudaSelect and I wish all the best for my friends and those who will join in the fourth season. #GarudaSelect is a rare opportunity to realize my dream to have career as a professional football player, "Elia concluded.


Elia is an international player who joined #GarudaSelect with Shabani Mbwana Kingazi and Lorenzo Berra. The presence of international players in the #GarudaSelect Program aims to enable Indonesian players to mingle more broadly with various players and cultures of other countries in a more supportive international environment. This scheme is really an important preparation for a player who graduates from the #GarudaSelect Program, especially if one day he has an opportunity to join a professional club in Europe.


Watch again Elia's best actions on the reruns of the #GarudaSelect match at Mola. Also witness the story behind the journey of the #GarudaSelect team in the Dream Chasers Series through Mola Polytron Box, Polytron TV, the website at www.mola.tv and the Mola app.