Persib may have failed to clinch the league title, and while Bobotoh have all rights to be disappointed, some of the club’s figures have been acknowledged for their individual runs.
Marc Klok, Beckham Putra Nugraha, and Luis Milla have been nominated for individual awards. Klok is in the running for the Best Player and Best Goal, Beckham for the Best Young Player, and Milla for the Best Coach of the Season.
Before Luis Milla took the helm, Persib was struggling in the bottom half of the league. After seven games, they had only managed to secure 7 points, placing them in the 14th position out of 18 teams.
However, Milla’s arrival marked a significant turnaround for the team. Under his guidance, Persib went on an impressive 15-game unbeaten streak and even topped the table for a few weeks before settling in the third position.
Marc Klok: The Midfield Maestro
Dutch-born midfielder Marc Klok has been instrumental in Persib’s campaign this season. With his vision, precise passing, and work rate, Klok has been the driving force behind the team’s attacking prowess.
In his appearances this season, Klok has scored 4 goals, provided 3 assists, completed 25 tackles, made 43 interceptions, and executed 9 clearances. One of the highlights of his season was a stunning long-range curled goal from outside the box against Arema, which has been nominated for the Best Goal of the Season.
Klok’s ability to control the tempo of the game and dictate play from the center of the park has made him an asset to Persib and earned him a nomination for the Best Player of the Season.
Beckham Putra Nugraha: The Future Star
Beckham Putra Nugraha, a 20-year-old attacking midfielder, has been a revelation for Persib this season.
In his 25 appearances, Putra Nugraha has scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists, with a passing accuracy of 541 successful passes out of 668 attempted. His flair, creativity, and goal-scoring ability have caught the eye of both fans and pundits alike.
Beckham’s performances have not only earned him a nomination for the Best Young Player award but have also marked him as one of the brightest prospects in Indonesian football.
Luis Milla: The Master Tactician
At the helm of Persib’s campaign is head coach Luis Milla. The Spaniard has expertly utilized the talents of his squad, implementing tactics that have seen the team play attractive, attacking football while maintaining a solid defensive foundation. His tactical acumen and ability to get the best out of his players have earned him a well-deserved nomination for the Best Coach of the Season.
The performances of Marc Klok, Beckham Putra Nugraha, and Luis Milla have played a significant role in Persib Bandung’s Liga 1 campaign. Again, while the club fails to achieve anything this season, their individual accolades are a testament to their talent.
By the time of writing, Persib is playing its last game of the season against Persikabo in GBLA Stadium.