The Indonesian national team will also get additional strength from several descendants of players who are likely to be able to defend the Garuda Squad. The following are five descendants of Shin Tae-yong’s mainstay players in the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
5. Elkan Baggott
This list of course begins with Elkan Baggott who plays for League One club, Ipswich Town. As is known, Elkan has played for the Indonesian National Team (Timnas) in the official tournament, namely the 2020 AFF Cup.
Elkan’s contribution helped the Indonesian national team to reach the final of the AFF Cup 2020. Despite failing to win, the runner-up of the 2020 AFF Cup was not a bad achievement for Elkan and colleagues. For your information, the 2020 AFF Cup is Elkan’s first official tournament with the Indonesian national team.
4. Mees Hilgers
Mees Hilgers is a name that is widely rumored to be naturalizing soon. The Dutch-Indonesian centre-back is now playing at FC Twente in the 2021-2022 Dutch League.
Only 20 years old, but Mees Hilgers has often earned the trust of guarding the heart of Twente’s defence. He has played 17 times with one goal and one assist. Because it looks good, Mees Hilgers is also rumored to be the target of the Dutch giant club, Feyenoord.
Meanwhile, Mees Hilgers’ naturalization process is ongoing. If the naturalization process is complete, Mees Hilgers can become a mainstay at the heart of the U-23 Indonesian National Team’s defense.