The time for performing well on the SEA Games, which start on August 16th, is ofcourse too short. But the preparation for the AIMAG (Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games) in September should be feasible.
My assistent Yori van der Torren will go with 14 players to the SEA Games. Yori was already player in my National Futsal Team in Holland and knows exactly where we want to go with the team. I will stay in Lombok with the other 17 players and give them full attention.
My first impression of the group is, that some players are overtrained. As from last December untill now they had no rest; that’s why I left them out the selection for the SEA Games. Ofcourse the new players now have the chance to show themselves. Also five players from the 0/20 team are joining to gain more international experience.
That we are still going to the SEA Games was under pressure from various authorities; I’d rather stayed here to train with the whole group but okay. Most important is that we have started.