BFC Coach Hopes Ilija Spasojevic Success at Indonesian national team
Bhayangkara FC coach Simon McMenemy fully supports his player Ilija Spasojevic’s move to citizenship of citizenship (Indonesian Citizen). Spaso is considered to cover the weakness in the line of Indonesian national team.
McMenemy is familiar with Indonesian football since coaching the Philippines in the AFF Cup 2010 ago. At that time he admitted, skuat Garuda have a keen attacker like Bambang Pamungkas to striker naturalization from Uruguay Cristian Gonzalez.
“I think you have a weakness in the national team and that’s the striker,” said McMenemy in a press conference after the BFC match against Persela on Friday (27 / 10/2017).
The Scottish coach is hoping Ilija Spasojevic can bring many changes if the player gets a national team call. The 30-year-old striker could add to the options of active forward players like Lerby Eliandri, Ferdinand Sinaga and Boaz Solossa.
“I think Spaso is a good player, professional, has good Indonesian skills too, that’s important for some people,” McMenemy said.
“Naturalization is a powerful strategy to help the team to succeed, Spaso is okay but it is the young players who should have the opportunity, above all everyone likes Spaso, I think that’s a good decision for him,” McMenemy said.