Maitimo Jagokan Persipura Champions League 1 2017
Persib Bandung midfielder, Raphael Maitimo, talking about the candidate for League 1 champions 2017. Instead of championing Maung Bandung, naturalized players are actually pointing Persipura Jayapura as a favorite champion.
However, Maitimo did not downplay opportunities Persib. As reported by Bobotoh.id, 33-year-old midfielder is hoping Persib can keep positive trends in some of the last fight to improve the position in the standings.
“Persipura Jayapura play like a family compact and I think Persipura could be the best team (champion) this season,” said former players Persija Jakarta and Arema FC this.
Indeed, if you look at the current position, Persipura and Persib adrift far enough. Persipura ranks third after collecting 42 points from 22 action already dilakoni, only two adrift of Bali United at the top.
Meanwhile, Persib are in the middle board. The new Blue Prince collected 32 points with the same number of matches and ranks ninth.
But looking at the team’s increasing game graph, Maung Timo, Maitimo nickname, felt Persib will be able to penetrate the top. Of course they must be consistent during this second round of League 1.
“In my opinion, Persib Bandung remains the best team, our game is getting better and compact, we are sure we can finish in better position (top),” he said.
This weekend Persib will host Semen Padang at Starling Harupat Stadium. Duel will take place on Saturday (9/9/2017) at 15.00 pm.