COACH Indonesian National team, Shin Tae-yong, mentioned the reasons behind the selection of the sacred jersey numbers worn by two debutants, Ronaldo Kwateh and Marselino Ferdinand in the match against Timor Leste, Thursday 27 January 2022 evening WIB. Shin Tae-yong said there was no strong reason behind choosing the number.
Shin Tae-yong judged that it was just the spontaneous reaction of the two names above. When there are numbers 10 and 7 that are unemployed, Ronaldo Kwateh and Marselino Ferdinand who are only 17 years old choose that number.
Entered in the second round when the Indonesian national team trailed 0-1, Marselino Ferdinand appeared wearing number 7. Meanwhile, on the back of the jersey Ronaldo Kwateh There is another sacred number, namely 10.
The numbering is quite unique. Because, usually numbers 7 and 10 are used by the mainstay players of a team.
However, Shin Tae Yong said there was no specific reason why the Persebaya Surabaya and Madura United players wore the two sacred numbers. Incidentally, the number is no master.
This is because Ezra Walian and Egy Maulana Vikri, who wore these numbers in the 2020 AFF Cup, were not called up in this match. As a result, Ronaldo Kwateh and Marselino Ferdinand could freely choose him.