Inter Milan legend Marco Materazzi admits he likes badminton. He also supported the Indonesian team in the 2020 Thomas Cup.
The former Italian national team defender also felt happy when Indonesia won the first Thomas Cup, after the last time it was won 19 years ago. In the final, Indonesia won 3-0 over China. Berita Terkini
“I am very happy to support and encourage the Thomas and Uber Indonesia teams to become champions. I know what it feels like to be an athlete on the field and fighting for victory,” Marco Materazzi said in a video interview with Greysia Polii.
Marco Materazzi even admitted that he idolized Indonesian women’s doubles, Greysia Polii. In addition, Materazzi also received a memento from PBSI in the form of a racket that was planned to be used to play badminton with his son.
“I am a new badminton fan and a fan of you (Greysia Polii), when you messaged me after the Olympics. I love playing badminton, I was even given a badminton racket by PBSI. I can play at home later with my children,” said the Inter Milan legend. Berita Olahraga
Marco Materazzi is the idol of Greysia Polii because he also likes Inter Milan. Greysia once sent Materazzi a happy birthday.
In addition to Marco Materazzi’s support, the success of the Indonesian badminton team in winning the 2020 Thomas Cup cannot be separated from the presence of the main sponsor, Bank BNI. As is known, BNI is the official sponsor of PBSI and the Indonesian badminton team.
BNI’s Corporate Secretary, Mucharom, said he was proud that he could be involved in the success of the Indonesian badminton team in the 2020 Thomas Cup. According to him, this was a title that Indonesia had been waiting for for the last 19 years.
“We are ready to support PBSI’s efforts to consistently excel in the international arena. One of them is the 2020 Thomas and Uber Cups. We are working with PBSI to bring in Marco Materazzi to encourage and improve the winning mentality of all players,” said Mucharom. Berita Dunia
Indonesian men’s singles, Jonatan Christie, admitted that he was impressed with Marco Materazzi’s support. According to the player who is familiarly called Jojo, he is happy to get support from the Italian football legend.
In addition, Jojo also learned a lot from Materazzi personally. According to Jojo, Marco Materazzi is a player who has a winning mentality on the field.
“I remember very well in 2006 when Italy faced France in the World Cup final. He (Marco) was disciplined on the field and a good person. Thank you for wanting to be present in the midst of the Indonesian Team and for supporting the Indonesian badminton team,” said Jojo. Politik Eropa dan Prusia