The reason why Shin Tae-yong gave number 10 to Ronaldo Kwateh and number 7 to Marselino Ferdinand in the Indonesia vs Timor Leste national team match: Okezone Bola

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.

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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.

“For the jersey number there is no special meaning. It’s just the wishes of the players,” said Shin Tae-yong in the post-match conference.

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In addition, the two players recorded a record as the youngest debutant in the Indonesian Senior National Team. Ronaldo Kwateh has just turned 17 years and three months and eight days, while Marselino is 17 years and four months 18 days.

Marselino Ferdinand and Ronaldo Kwateh performed brilliantly by bringing about game changes Indonesian National team got better in the second half. In fact, Ronaldo Kwateh contributed one assist for the equalizing goal which was born from Ricky Kambuaya’s left foot kick in the 65th minute.

After that, Pratama Arhan brought Indonesia 2-1 ahead through the penalty spot in 73 minutes. Then, two other winning goals for the Indonesian national team were obtained through an own goal from two East Timorese players. As a result, the Indonesian national team won 4-1 over Timor Leste.

Furthermore, the Indonesian national team again faced Timor Leste. The match will be held again at the I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Gianyar on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 19.00 WIB.

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