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Coach McMenemy: 'Indonesia has enough weapons to win UAE'

Coach McMenemy: 'Indonesia has enough weapons to win UAE'

Indonesian coach Simon McMenemy did not waver before the match against UAE host in Group G qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

"The entire Indonesian team needs to believe that we have enough weapons to kill the UAE", said Mr. Simon McMenemy.

"We cannot be a guest with a negative attitude even after losing two matches and meeting the seed team at the table. This is not the way to build a team. The spirit of optimism is always on top. If there is a plan good and the game knows us, we know people, we can make a surprise".

"The UAE is a strong opponent and I respect them very much. But to prove ourselves, we have to face challenges like that. I want the players to play with the highest spirit here. We cannot. leaving with the thought that he would never want to set foot in the Middle East again, the UAE is in the process of transforming, coach Bert van Marwijk is very talented but he has been working with the UAE for a long time. for him. Everything can happen", McMenemy added.

Indonesia is ranked 159 FIFA, 92 places behind UAE. They also lost to Malaysia 2-3 and Thailand 0-3 in the first two matches. Meanwhile, the UAE has just played a match and won against Malaysia 2-1 away.

In response to McMenemy's statement, colleague Van Marwijk said: "McMenemy said that is normal because every coach wants to win. That statement will not affect the UAE's plan. We will still follow the tactics. and impose gameplay".

UAE vs Indonesia match information

Time: 00:00 (GMT+8) on October 11th

Venue: Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai City, Dubai

‎‎Competition: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC)