Indonesian naturalized star eager to play SEA Games 31

13 Apr 2022 | 14:49 | Football

Marc Klok, a naturalized Dutch player, is eagerly awaiting his debut with U23 Indonesia at SEA Games 31, which will take place in Hanoi in a few weeks.

In the list of 29 Indonesian U23 players summoned by coach Shin Tae-yong for the 2021 SEA Games, midfielder Marc Klok is one of the faces that have received the most attention from the public in this country.

Marc Klok is one of four players over the age of 23 on the list to train in Korea, along with defender Fachruddin Aryanto, midfielder Ricky Kambuaya and striker Irfan Jaya.

Coach Shin Tae-yong will decide to remove one of these people when finalizing the official list on the 31st SEA Games BTC.

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Marc Klok is eager to attend the SEA Games.

Talking to the Indonesian press, Marc Klok confidently won a spot to Vietnam and was excited to debut at the Southeast Asian Games.

Cutting days off is not a problem for me ,” Marc Klok stated about his change of summer vacation plans after receiving a summons from coach Shin Tae-yong.

“Of course the holidays and periods of rest are important for physical and mental health, but representing Indonesia is a privilege .”

Marc Klok was born in the Netherlands. He had time with the Utrecht youth team, as well as playing for Scottish club Dundee.

At the end of 2020, amid the tense Covid-19 pandemic, Klok was granted Indonesian citizenship thanks to his great-grandfather’s blood.

Naturalization for Klok is also part of the ambition to improve the performance of Indonesian football. However, for many reasons, he was not on the list of coach Shin Tae-yong to attend the AFF Cup 2020.

Now, the 28-year-old midfielder is eager to contribute to Indonesia at the 2021 SEA Games, the event in which this country’s Football Federation aims to win gold.

“You have to be ready when the call comes,” Klok excitedly waited for the opportunity to attend the SEA Games. “I have personal goals and targets and want to achieve many things. Therefore, I have to work hard to get a place in the congress.”

Source: VietNamNet
TT – Vietnamnet.vn | 13:08 13/04/2022