Indonesia starlet Andik scores in Ventforet Kofu Reserves game

The Garuda favourite did his chances of playing in Japan no harm after making a scoring debut in a friendly game against Shimizu Pulse Reserves

Indonesia international Andik Vermansyah started and scored for Ventforet Kofu Reserves on Sunday while on trial at the Japanese side.

Despite only linking up with them on Saturday, the winger did not take long to make his mark in Japanese football with teammates he had just met.

With his nifty footwork and quick feets, Andik impressed the 2000-strong crowd immensely and demostrated his ability in the 30th minute with a goal against Shimizu Pulse Reserves.

The winger’s blazing start while on trial drew praise from Ventforet’s coach Hiroshi Jofuku after the game.

“He has skill and speed, even if he just joined the team he played quite well,” Jofuku observed.

Meanwhile, Andik was full of praise for the level of football in Japan and expressed his desire to do well in order earn a contract with the J.League Two side.

“Japanese football level is very high, as good as Spain's level,” Andik said.

“I am here representing Indonesia, and I want to do my real best. I really like Japan, I want to represent Indonesia well.

“I'll play as hard as I can, then I will leave it to the club [to decide if they want to hire me].”

Andik was previously mooted for a move to Europe and starred for his country in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, when he scored a stunning cross-shot against Singapore in the group stages.