Pemain asing andalan Gresik United, Patrick Da Silva (atas).

Face Arema, Gresik United Reduce Full Strength

Gresik United got a fresh breeze while serving Arema FC in the League 1 continued at the Petrochemical Stadium on Wednesday (07/12/2017) Membakar Lemak Tubuh.

Gresik United coach, Hanafi, said his foster children are ready to fight against Arema. Including the three foreign players, namely Choi Hyun Yeon, Goran Gancev, and Patrick Da Silva.

“We are a little relieved to remember in the game we will be complete with three foreign players can be played,” he said.

Despite appearing complete, the coach from Malang reminded the referee to uphold sportsmanship. He hopes the court is not one-sided because of the opponents faced by Arema.

Hanafi admitted, Arema is an extraordinary team. Therefore, he adds a portion of his foster children’s training after the away match against Perseru Serui.

“After the Serui Perseru, we came in the evening, in the morning and in the afternoon we were training in preparation for Arema,” he said.

Hanafi highlighted left-back Arema, Johan Alfarizi, as a player that needs to be highlighted. He wants his men not to make room for players who often ride up to help attack and remove the dangerous bait. “We have prepared how to reduce the movement of Johan Alfarizi,” he said.

Gresik United plans to use a 4-3-3 pattern when facing Arema. The pattern was applied to penetrate a known solid guest defense.