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Sriwijaya coach concedes his team not up to Gamba standard

Sriwijaya coach Rahmat Darmawan admits his team is not up to the high standard set by Gamba Osaka.

After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of the reigning Asian champions, Darmawan knows his players have some hard work in front of them to get a win in the competition.

"We knew Gamba are a strong side and prepared well to meet them this time," he said.

"We must give a credit to Gamba for their ability: Their playing standard is much higher than ours. They produced the goals from good moves.

"Our players did their best but, as the game progressed, it got colder and it was hard for us to move as much as we wanted."

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