The Barito Putera winger will not be component of the squad for the 1st Planet Cup qualifier following his actions in a league match on August 14.

The 29-year-old player got into a tussle with Bayu Gatra of PSM Makassar at Andi Mattalatta Stadium and as a outcome caught the ire of Indonesia’s head coach Simon McMenemy who promptly decided to drop Rizky from his 24-man squad.

Rizky was initially named in the national group for the start off of the joint 2022 Planet Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualification against Malaysia (Sep five) and Thailand (Sep 10) but has now noticed his spot taken more than by Persib Bandung player, Febri Hariyadi.

Component of the Indonesia squad that reached the final of the 2016 AFF Championship, Rizky was apologetic for his actions and completely accepted the selection by McMenemy.

“I am sorry for my component in the incident with Bayu Gatra. I have mentioned sorry straight to Bayu. I am also sorry and accept the selection of coach Simon McMenemy involving my contact-up to the Indonesia national group. I am taking this as component of a studying procedure for me.

“Hopefully in the future I will not be repeating action that will not advantage me. I am constantly readily available to the Indonesia national group and I want them all the finest in the upcoming Planet Cup qualifiers,” mentioned Rizky.

The McMenemy selection shows the tight ship that the Scot runs at the national group and served to be a reminder to the rest of the players that no indiscipline will be tolerated. The knowledgeable 41-year-old coach knows complete properly about the Indonesian league possessing spent two seasons with Bhayangkara FC.

On the other hand that wasn’t the only adjust which McMenemy was force to do as he also decided to bring in Semen Padang’s Teja Paku Alam right after goalkeeper Awan Setho Raharjo suffered a dislocated finger throughout coaching with Bhayangkara on August 18.

Indonesia are in the Group G of the qualifiers, beginning their campaign with two residence ties at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium against Malaysia and Thailand ahead of traveling to United Arab Emirates (Oct 10), returning to their hollowed ground to play host to Vietnam (Oct 15).


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