The former Netherlands striker, who is now his country's assistant coach, was impressed by the Indonesian winger's performance in their 3-0 win over the Southeast Asian nation
Indonesia might have gone down 3-0 to the Netherlands in their international friendly at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Friday, but several of their players' performances have earned the aprpoval of the European team's coaches.
The Oranje's assistant coach Patrick Kluivert has praised the display of Indonesia’s midfielder Andik Vermansyah, singling out the player's skill.
“All our players have executed their tasks as planned out during the training session but Indonesia is a decent team and has several good players," he claimed.
“Looks like he [Andik] is well-liked here and he is very fast and his dribbling skills is super. Indonesia is lucky to have a player like him.”
The biggest accolade of the night probably goes to goalkeeper Kurnia Meiga Hermansyah, who was highlighted by Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal.
The visitors could have won by a bigger margin had it not been for the numerous saves made by the Arema Indonesia player, which included denying English Premier League Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie from point-blank range.
“He has lots of potential and has good reflexes and is very commanding in his area," Van Gaal praised.
“He also knows how to make saves with his legs and I feel he is a very talented player.”He also expressed his appreciation of the home crowd.
“Indonesia played with lots of determination and [they were] backed by their extraordinary supporters," he said.
Netherlands will next travel to Beijing for a friendly with China at the Workers Stadium on June 11.