Persija Jakarta has yet to win in Liga 1 this season. Persija have played two matches, but from both they had to settle for a draw. Marko Simic warned his colleagues not to repeat the performance in 2019.
As is known in the 2019 season, Persija had stumbled at the beginning of the season. In the first five matches, the Kemayoran Tigers at that time won three wins and two draws. However, in the next five matches, they fell to the ground with only four draws and one defeat.
In the 2019 season, Persija also ended the competition by finishing in 10th place in the final standings of Liga 1. The statistics of the Kemayoran Tigers at that time were 11 wins, 11 draws, and 12 defeats.
“We are very disappointed and angry, because we have a lot of experienced players. It’s hard to believe, we were 2-0 up, but we couldn’t control it in the last 30-35 minutes. Of course this is not a good situation for us,” said Simic as quoted by Goal.
“We have to work hard again, and have to fix this problem. Luckily it’s just the start of the season, because there are still a lot of games to go.”
“But don’t forget, we’ve faced the same situation in the 2019 season. We got bad results at the beginning of the season, and then we struggled throughout the season. We have to get up soon, “he explained.