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Guinea U23 Coach Reveals His Team's Problems Ahead of Facing the Indonesian National Team

NOBARTV.CO.ID Guinea U23 coach reveals his team's problems, U23 will face Guinea U23 in the 2024 Paris Olympics play-off. Ahead of meeting the Garuda squad, Guinea U23 coach Kaba Diawara revealed his team's problems.

As is known, next Thursday will be an important match for the young Garuda squad. The reason is, on May 9 2024, Shin Tae-yong's team will face the Guinea U23 National Team in the play-off match at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The winner of this match will automatically qualify for the biggest multi-event event in the world. So, why can the two teams face each other?

So, previously, Indonesia U23 and Guinea U23 had appeared in a football event between countries on their respective continents. The young Garuda squad appeared in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup while Guinea U23 played in U23 2023. For your information, these two events are also used as a forum for selection to be able to appear at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The three best teams in this event automatically represent their continent to compete in this prestigious event.

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And in these two events, Indonesia and Guinea experienced the same fate. The U23 National Team squad failed in the semifinals and lost again in the match for third place. As a result, Ivar Jenner et al ended their position in fourth place in the 23 U2024 Asian Cup. This result meant that the young Garuda squad failed to get an automatic ticket to the Paris Olympics so they had to undergo a play-off match against fourth place in the 23 U2023 African Cup of Nations.

Guinea U23 Coach Reveals His Team's Problems Ahead of Facing the Indonesian National Team
One of Guinea U23's mainstay players in the match against the Indonesian National Team (source: IG @feguifootofficiel)

At the 23 U2023 Africa Cup of Nations yesterday, the Guinea squad also finished in fourth place. These results mean that Guinea will certainly be Indonesia's opponent in the 2024 Paris Olympics play-off. Whoever wins this match will automatically qualify for the Paris Olympics. If Indonesia wins the match, then Asia will be represented by four countries – and vice versa.

In the Guinea U23 camp itself, there are several young players who have already tasted caps with the senior squad. Likewise, Indonesia is known to have many senior players.

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But unfortunately, for Guinea U23, the coach said his squad had a problem ahead of the duel against Indonesia. He said that his foster children were having problems making final decisions.

"[Things that must be avoided are] domination and not scoring goals, as happened to Guinea during the 23 U-2023 Africa Cup of Nations. We have to be efficient, able to produce real results from the first opportunity," said Diawara as quoted by Guineefoot.

"We can't make mistakes, stay concentrated and play smart so we don't get hit by a counterattack or get a penalty," he added.

Diarra said that the Garuda squad that would be his opponents was a well-organized team.

“This [Indonesia] is a well-organized team. Discipline is at the heart of their game. They are also tough. "Asian representatives have the advantage of not giving up easily," said Diawara again.

"Then it's up to us, how to find a solution against this team on May 9, whether with speed or physical superiority," concluded the former Arsenal player.

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