Face Persib Bandung, Mitra Kukar Without Sissoko
After losing Bayu Pradana, Oh In-kyun, and Jorge Gotor when defeated Borneo FC on Monday (23/10/2017) then, Mitra Kukar certainly will not perform with the best squad back when facing host Persib Bandung at the Stadium Si Starling Harupat, Friday (27/10/2017).
Certainty was obtained after Mohammed Sissoko is labeled as a marquee player get a red card in the game counter Borneo FC.
Thus, the desire of many people to see the “duel” Sissoko with Michael Essien in midfield each team void materialized.
“It’s unfortunate because Sissoko yesterday got a red card fit against Borneo, so surely he can not play against Persib,” said coach Mitra Kukar, Yudi Suryata, when contacted Kompas.com, Wednesday (25/10/2017).
“Only Sissoko will be absent, the rest can be played, including Bayu Pradana, Oh In-kyun, and Jorge Gotor, who yesterday did not play against Borneo,” he said.
Although will no longer be able to display the composition of his best players, Yudi admitted not too worried. Because, only Sissoko is certainly absent, in contrast to when entertaining Borneo FC who must lose three pillars players.
“Stay optimistic (will be able to offset Persib), yesterday that absent three players (against Borneo FC), but if tomorrow it’s just Sissoko,” said Yudi.
Persib who will face Mitra Kukar itself so far still show a less positive trend, including the last time losing from host Persela Lamongan with a thin score 0-1 on Sunday (22/10/2017) then.
“I’m sorry, I do not want to comment on the opposing candidates, only the anticipated possibility is the possibility of revival Persib in the game later, and that I have to say to the players,” he said.
Yudi claimed to have pocketed the advantages and disadvantages of Persib when they see their appearance when broadcast live. From these observations, Yudi optimistic Mitra Kukar squad will be able to offset the game Persib.