The solidarity does not only occur on the field, but also off the field. One of them is Dustin Bramantio, who is getting closer to Shabani Kingazi.
The interaction between Indonesian players and players from other countries has been going very well. The solidarity does not only occur on the field, but also off the field. One of them is Dustin Bramantio, who is getting closer to Shabani Kingazi.
Both of them are defenders, and that’s why the communication between them has become more intense compared with other players. Their topics of conversation are sometimes not too far from the issues related to the game. But sometimes, they also talk about their daily activities such as about breakfast and their preparation for training.
According to Dustin, their friendship started right after the arrival of Shabani, namely when he had to be in quarantine due to covid 19 health protocols.
"At that time I often delivered food to him, for breakfast, lunch, and evening. Since then we are getting closer and it turned out that when we were on the field, both of us could play more solid. He has the advantage of being physically strong. That makes him a capable defender. Now, he has also tried to speak a little bit Indonesian language, so it helps the communication between us, "said Dustin.
Shabani also praises Dustin. According to him, the Surabaya-born player is easy to get along with. Besides on the pitch, Shabani considers Dustin to have a prominent ability to play as a central defender.
"Dustin was one of the first people I got along with when I came here. He has helped me a lot with my daily activities. You can say we are quite close. On the field, he is very strong too as you can see from his tall posture," said Shabani.
The coaching team have repeatedly emphasized the importance of communication in the game. This is what the players try to build solidarity and friendship not only on the field but also off the field. Almost all players have become more familiar with each other and the team has been developing a stronger togetherness, on as well as off the pitch.