Sharing with the Indonesian press, coach Shin Tae Yong said he was shocked when he heard that Indonesia U20 would not be able to attend the U20 World Cup.
Coach Shin Tae Yong reacts to losing his place in the World Cup
FIFA stripped Indonesia of the right to host the U20 World Cup 2023 and U20 Indonesia will not be able to attend the above tournament. This is shocking information for fans of Van Dao when Indonesia has prepared very carefully for this year’s tournament.
With coach Shin Tae Yong, he said he was very sad about the loss of the home team’s place in the World Cup. This coach shared: “What else can I do? I’m alone in my room. I don’t want to meet the players and show them my sadness. The Indonesian U.20 players are also hurt. hurt and very shocked.
I was in a lot of pain myself. I feel guilty and feel very heavy with the players. What should I do now? After spending 3 years and 6 months of preparation? Attending the World Cup could be a breakthrough for Indonesian football. It is a pity to lose all hopes and dreams of the players in such circumstances. I absolutely don’t know what else to say.
Although they have lost their place in the World Cup, Indonesia U20 will still continue to practice. In the future, I will spend time with the national team gathering. In June, there will be a gathering of FIFA Day, then the Asian Cup in January 2024.
I believe that Indonesia can compete for a place in the World Cup. In 2026, there will be 8.5 places for the World Cup allocated to the AFC, so the opportunity for Indonesia will be greater. I will try to be able to make history for Indonesian football.”
On the side of the Indonesian Football Federation, after losing their place in the U20 World Cup, the leaders of this agency set the goal of winning the SEA Games. PSSI President Erick Thohir said U22 Indonesia will immediately start preparing for the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia.