Riedl Say Apology for Supporters Indonesia
Bandar Bola Tangkas – Indonesia failed to qualify from the group stage of the AFF Cup 2014, although in the last game 5-1 win over Laos. For the failure, coach Alfred Riedl apologize to the fans.
Victory over Laos is not enough to bring the ‘Garuda’ to the semifinals. Therefore, in another fight Vietnam successfully beat Philippines 3-1.
With the victory, Indonesia collecting four points from three matches. Indonesia lose the points from Vietnam who had seven points and the Philippines who had six points.
Over these disappointing results, Riedl revealed request apology to the fans Indonesia.
“I apologize to the fans. The players have been making maximum efforts, none of which do not exert his best efforts,” he told a news conference at Hang Day Stadium, Hanoi, Friday (11/28/2014).
“But the physical condition of the entire team was not as I expected. In this tournament, you need the best players and excellent condition,” the Austrian coach.
As is known, a number of national team supporters come to the stadium since the first game. Most of the citizens of Indonesia in Hanoi, while others come from Jakarta.
Indonesia has three times failed to qualify from the group stage at the AFF Cup, the AFF Cup 2007 AFF Cup 2012, and the AFF Cup 2014. Thus, the last two editions of the AFF Cup Indonesia failed to qualify from the group stage.