Albert Riera stays true to the rhetoric of the car: in Ljubljana he drove a Ferrari, in Celje he sits behind the wheel of a Lamborghini
Albert Riera presents himself as the new coach at a press conference on Monday
. Among other things
responded to criticisms
that he stabbed Olimpija in the back and ate his word, and also talked about the team he had managed for the first time on Sunday, when they drew 2-2 away at Aluminij. Albert Riera stayed true to his automotive rhetoric, if he compared Olimpija to Ferrari, Celje is … Lamborghini!
“If last year I said I got a Ferrari with Olimpija, this time I got a Lamborghini. But even in a Ferrari, if you go too fast, you can hit the wall and not finish the race. A Seat that can’t go faster than 100 kilometres per hour will overtake you. We want to play as well as possible and as soon as possible, but we need to be patient. Slowly. Step by step,” said the Spanish expert, who is already facing a big test of his skills and abilities this week: in Europe, Celje will compete against Vitoria from Portugal.
Albert Riera: “I’ve got fantastic players”
“We are facing a top opponent, at the top of the standings in the Portuguese championship. Vitoria is a very competitive team. It is difficult to predict the result. We may have eight chances and the opponent two, but they will win 2:0. In football, you never know. Above all, I want us to be competitive. That is my only goal. So that we feel we can compete with them. We are preparing for this to be the case,” says Albert Riera, who believes that the club from the town on the Savinja is capable of becoming the best in Slovenia.
“Celje has already shown what it is capable of in the last season. I said last season that Celje might even be the toughest opponent. After all, it was against Celje that we and Olimpija suffered our first defeat. I know where I am going. To a club that is one of the favourites for the title. Now I have to organise things. I got fantastic footballers who played differently before. With them, I can definitely play the football I want and love. But I have said many times that I am the one who has to adapt to the players, and of course they have to adapt to me. I can do a lot with these players,” says the former top-class footballer, who has also played for Liverpool and Manchester City.
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