Albert Riera warns footballers: if you’re only good for 60% of the game, it’s very hard to be a champion
Celje continues to dictate the high rhythm, which most of the Telemach First League can’t keep up with. The only ones who are keeping up with the Celje are Koper, the only club that hasn’t had to concede to them in the last period. They played Radomlje in the last round. Albert Riera and his team won 1:0, although it is true that the Štajerci did not shine.
“We started the way we wanted. This time I decided to play Mario Kvesic on the ‘9’ and as a result we had the upper hand in attack. No matter where he played… We opened up quickly, there was passion in our play in the first half and it was good to see. But then in the second half we lost our way. Why? Because we did everything on the fly. We were playing too fast, and that’s why we were losing balls. I like to finish games with the ball in my feet, but that was not the case this time. We will have to correct our mistakes before the next game,” says Albert Riera, who will be back on the Celje bench tomorrow when he faces Aluminium at home.
Albert Riera: “We have to be dangerous even when there are interruptions”
“Our team is in possession 70:30 or 60:40. But if you’re only good for 60% of the game, it’s very hard to be a champion. That’s why I want to control both parts of the game. We need to be a complete team – with and without the ball. I want to see players who are hungry even when they don’t have the ball in their feet. I want a team that is always ready to press, always attacking the ball. We are a team that builds its game on possession, which is how we attack. But we also need to be dangerous when there are interruptions. I want us to be at least 35% in the implementation of interruptions. We are working on that too, and we are getting better,“, Albert Riera reveals what his protégés will be doing at a higher level than before in the 2023/24 season.
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