Coach Iwan Setiawan admitted that this match will be his redemption for the points they've lost in Borneo FC's previous home matches. Because Pesut Etam only picked 4 points from their last three matches. "Work hard, discipline, motivation, and all out are not negotiable for us in tomorrow match." he said in the press conference at Agus Salim Stadium, Padang on Wednesday (8/30).
According to him, the victory in this match will boost his players' mental and also confidence in their next matches. After the match against Semen Padang, Borneo FC will continue their journey to their next away match against Persegres Gresik. Next they will host tough opponent who is on the rise, Bali United and also Persib Bandung.
"What important for us in tomorrow match is a day after tomorrow they should head to Gresik. Honestly, our next home matches are against Bali United and Persib Bandung. So it is important for us to pick maximum points in this away because it will influence to the team's confidence in their next match.
Facing Semen Padang, Iwan did not want to comment on their opponents strength. But he hopes that Semen Padang's performance will be like when Bali United defeated Semen Padang 1-3. "I know it won't be easy, Semen Padang was defeated by Bali United. I'm afraid that this will be their moment to rise. So we must be wary. But I pray that Semen Padang will perform just like their previous match, it will be very easy to Borneo FC." he said.
So far, Borneo FC's position is in the 11th position, one level above Semen Padang and collected 28 points. (DMZ/KOK)