But this time is different! I’m not going to talk about Manchester United or Premier League whatsoever, but it’s time for Indonesian National Team (Timnas)!
As we know, after a long and not easy journey, Indonesia goes to AFF 2016 final and will play against Thailand in the first leg of final tonight at Pakansari Stadium, Bogor, Indonesia. Yeah, we made it! I am so excited yet nervous at the same time!
I don’t want to be over excited, but I seriously can’t describe my feeling. And I know all of you are excited too. Whether you watch at the stadium or at home, whether you are football fans or not, I know we all support our team. Because Timnas play for Indonesia. So, I was a bit upset when I saw that some people were unnecessarily complaining about the stadium. You know that GBK is still under renovation and after many considerations, Pakansari Stadium was chosen. And worse, some people also say that they won’t support Indonesia- their own team- because they are sure that Indonesian team will also fail this time and will never win. You underestimate your own team, mate. Pathetic.
Yes, true that Indonesia have never won AFF Cup. Yes, true that it’s gonna be a very tough game against Thailand. But, do those things make you underestimate your own team? Do those things make you doubt your team and refuse to support them? Sigh.
Well, let’s stop talking about unnecessary things, stop complaining, just get behind our team. It is not just about football, it is about the pride of Indonesia, because the team will be playing in the name of Indonesia. Let’s unite, Indonesian! And for Timnas, don’t think too much about our excitement, just do your best! Win or lose, we will always support you.
Anyway, the game is only 1 hour to go. COME ON, INDONESIA! 🙌
FT: INDONESIA 2-1 THAILAND
(Indonesia: Rizky Pora 64′ Hansamu 70′)
(Thailand: Teerasil 33′)
FT: THAILAND 2-0 INDONESIA (Chattong 37′ 47′) Agg 3-2