They usually play with the pattern 4-3-2-1, Lerby and his team never tried other formation. Starting from the standard formation such as 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 to 4-3-1-2, but all did not work out. So Iwan Setiawan as the coach of Borneo FC Samarinda admits that he is ready to find the best formation for the team. "Actually the formation of 4-3-1-2 is one of the best solution. Because in the two of our previous matches, we knew that Shane scored goals. I want to maximize that," said Iwan.
But he still confused about where to put the player whose positioned behind the two strikers as the playmaker. Abdul Aziz Lutfi Akbar was mentioned to be responsible with the task as playmaker. But he looks unsatisfied with that. "The character of Aziz as the midfielder who has a good ball posession. In fact, playmaker has a task to pass and push the ball to the forward players," he explained.
Besides, he also sees the penetration of Abdul Aziz is still not maximized. He seemed to not be able to use some empty space in the mid field of the opponent. But it is happened because Aziz has a different playing character. "He should be able to see the chance of being behind the striker and send a trough pass to the strikers," he said.
Still related to the 4-3-1-2 formation, technically Iwan also explain about Lerby's position who play half space. Or playing more to the inside than Smeltz. "But in the left sector. But the result is not maximal. Eventhough we want to make use these two strikers," he said.
Finally he changed the formation of 4-3-1-2 in that match. Considering that Borneo need to win that match against Persiba Balikpapan. Meanwhile from the trial of that formation ran not very well. "So I decide to change the formation into their usual formation. And I also asked the sacrifice of players to play in different positions," he revealed.
Nevertheless, he will keep doing innovation in the formation until he finds the best one. He even said that the decision of the playing schemes will be based on the situation. "So we will see which team will be our opponent, like how strong are they, and how are their attacking and defending pattern, and many others," he ended. (HFZ/KOK)