U15 Development Tournament didn’t end as expected, but Muamer Vugdalić is satisfied: ‘Looking forward to the future with optimism’
The development tournament organised by Croatia did not end as expected for the Slovenian U15 national team. Selector Muamer Vugdalic and his team lost twice in the three matches, but the selector was nevertheless satisfied with the tournament, where the young Slovenians faced Turkey, Croatia and Slovakia. Slovenia lost 2:4 to Turkey in the opening round. They beat Croatia 1-0 in the second round and then played Slovakia in the final round, losing 0-2 despite a good performance.
Slovenia’s line-up for the match against Slovakia: Onič, Božić (from 46′ Zabukovec), Slana (from 70′ Polanec), Matjašec (from 77′ Pirc), Koren, Šutalo (from 46′ Ljubičić), Mačak (from 60′ Kokol), Karapetrović (from 46′ Primc), Jazbar (from 46′ Kotar), Jereb (from 70′ Okanović), Kovač (from 60′ Kikec).
“After the win against Croatia, we played a match against Slovakia. We started the showdown in a very summery way, just as we had agreed. We squandered several chances and didn’t take advantage of opportunities to build on our dominance on the pitch,” is for NZS website explained selector Muamer Vugdalić and added: “The Slovaks punished us on the counter-attack in the first half and took the lead. We played in waves for the rest of the game and created more chances. Unfortunately, Slovakia scored again after our mistake and the game ended 0:2. The tournament gave the players a lot of information, which they successfully transferred into the game. Despite the defeat, we can look to the future with optimism.“
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