Pesut Etam threatened to play without their metronome on the midfield, Flavio Beck Junior. The Brazilian player had to be absent due to yellow cards accumulation.
Though the role of Flavio is vital for Borneo FC. So far Flavio has contributed to the total of 12 Borneo FC goals, through 7 goals and 5 assists.
The presence of Flavio could actually be an impasse breaker for Pesut Etam when they found it was hard to break into the opponents goal. Flavio is good at dead ball execution, either through penalty kicks or free-kick. In the last game, Flavio also contributed one goal from the spot and brought Pesut Etam defeated Persela Lamongan 4-2 last week.
Borneo FC's coach, Iwan Setiawan admits that his team will face difficulty without the presence of Flavio. "Tomorrow we will be without Flavio. In addition, Diego Michiels' condition in the last training has not reached 100 percent. But we'll see again for the alternatives." said Iwan on the press conference at Aji Imbut Stadium, Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara on Sunday (10/22).
Borneo FC suffered a midfield crisis. In addition to Flavio, Pesut Etam also can not play Wahyudi Hamisi who is still undergoing the recovery for his ankle injury. Iwan Setiawan is also reluctant to take the risk of playing an ex Mitra Kukar player, Asri Akbar. Because mentally and physically Asri is not 100 percent after being overwhelmed with grief because his father died, last week. (SB/KOK)