Slovenian teenagers played an outstanding match with a tremendous amount of courage: Boštjan Kreft satisfied after an epic draw with Italy
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An exceptional start, several unique actions, and above all, courage to an extent that would be hard to surpass. Slovenia U15 played an outstanding game against the European powerhouse Italy in Coverciano. Goals were raining down, a total of 8, resulting in an exciting 4-4 draw. Boštjan Kreft, the new coach of Slovenia U15, was pleased with what he saw, emphasizing, as mentioned earlier, the team’s courage.
“I congratulate the lads for an excellent performance against Italy. We started the game superbly and took an early lead, performing well in all phases of the game. The boys executed the things we trained very well, and consequently, we led 4-2 at halftime. In the second half, we wanted to continue with high pressure and give a chance to most of the players. The Italians equalized, and while we defended, we still tried to turn the game in our favor through counter-attacks,” said Boštjan Kreft for NZS website.
Boštjan Kreft: “Among the best in Europe”
After the match, in which Miha Matjašec, Chris Jazbar (2), and David Jereb scored for Slovenia U15, the new coach added: “I’m pleased with the courage the boys showed, as they dared to face a national team that ranks among the best in Europe. We have training scheduled for Wednesday as we want to prepare well for Thursday’s return match and correct things from this encounter.”
The second match between Italy and Slovenia will start at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the national football center FIGC.
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