PSS Sleman was held to a 1-1 draw by PSM Makassar in a highly anticipated match of the BRI Liga 1. The result left PSS head coach, Marian Mihail, deeply disappointed.
The match took place at the Maguwoharjo Stadium in Sleman, Yogyakarta, and both teams were eager to secure the three points. PSS Sleman started the game brightly and dominated possession in the early stages. Their attacking intent paid off in the 23rd minute when Ezra Walian opened the scoring with a well-taken goal.
PSM Makassar, however, did not back down and responded quickly. Their relentless pressure paid off just six minutes later when Ferdinand Sinaga equalized from close range. The match became more intense as both teams searched for a winner, but neither managed to convert their chances.
The draw left PSS Sleman in a frustrating situation. They had hoped to secure a victory in front of their home crowd to boost their chances of climbing up the league table. Marian Mihail expressed his disappointment after the game, stating that his team had missed a valuable opportunity.
Mihail believed that his team had enough chances to secure all three points but failed to convert them into goals. He lamented the missed opportunities and emphasized the importance of being clinical in front of goal.
Despite the disappointment, Mihail acknowledged the effort put in by his players. He praised their performance and fighting spirit throughout the game. However, he emphasized the need for improvement in the final third and urged his players to be more ruthless in front of goal.
The draw against PSM Makassar meant that PSS Sleman remained in the middle of the league table. They will need to improve their performances if they aspire to challenge for a higher position. Marian Mihail will undoubtedly be working hard with his players to address the issues in their attacking game and ensure they convert their chances into goals in future matches.
As the BRI Liga 1 continues, PSS Sleman will have to regroup and focus on their upcoming fixtures. They will be hoping to bounce back from this disappointing draw and secure victories to improve their league position. Marian Mihail will be counting on his players to respond positively to his instructions and deliver better results in the future matches.
Overall, the draw against PSM Makassar was a frustrating result for PSS Sleman and their head coach, Marian Mihail. The team’s inability to convert their chances into goals cost them valuable points. However, there is still time for improvement, and Mihail will be looking to rectify the team’s attacking shortcomings in the upcoming matches.