Indonesia Vs Philippines, Ready to Fight Young Garuda
The Philippines is being shrouded in euphoria after successfully bending Cambodia in the first leg of Group B soccer SEA Games 2017.
Reymart Cubon et al trout Cambodia 2-0 at Selayang Municipal Council, Selayang, Malaysia, Tuesday (15/08/2017) night local time.
Now, the Philippines is ready to make Indonesia U-22 national team as the second victim.
The Philippines will serve Luis Milla’s troops in the second match of Group B on Thursday (17/08/2017) at 19:45 pm, at the Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor.
U-22 national team started Group B by holding defending champions Thailand 1-1 through penalty spot.
Philippine coach Marlon Maro admits his side are not superior but are very confident of silencing the Indonesian national team.
The Philippines’ win over Cambodia placed him second in Group B behind Vietnam.
The Philippines collected three points, equal to Vietnam, but lost on goal difference.
Vietnam won 4-0 over East Timor as the Under-22 national team struggled against Thailand.
“We are very ready to fight against Indonesia,” said Marlon Maro, as quoted by BolaSport.com from the official website of the Philippine Football Association (PFF), Wednesday (16/08/2017).
“I am very glad we can start the journey in this tournament very well,” continued Marlon Maro.
Philippine captain Julian Clarino also reveals how important victory over Cambodia is.
The win comes after Philippine football has been heavily criticized for poor performances since 2015.
Along with the Philippines serving Indonesia U-22 national team, Thailand faced East Timor in Selayang.
Before the two games, Vietnam will serve Cambodia at Shah Alam Stadium.
Vietnam is predicted to win again so that will strengthen its position at the top of Group B standings.