Aleš Arnol beat both Olimpija and Maribor this season: “We have confirmation that we can play with everyone, that we can be a thorn in everyone’s side”
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Bravo shouldn’t really complain about his form this season. The squad, led by Aleš Arnol from the coach’s bench, is achieving surprisingly good results and is ranked in Telemach First League in fourth place. Both Olimpija and Maribor have laid down their arms at the ŽAK this season, with the Viole losing 1:2 on Sunday.
Aleš Arnol, after the scalp of the most trophy Slovenian club, was of course not hiding his satisfaction. “A key point we think about in every match is getting into the pressure. Like Celje, Maribor has set two of its midfielders very high. We have sealed the channels well, while also maintaining the density in the net. The opponent tried to pull us off balance with the two defenders playing close to the goalkeeper, but I have to say that we made good decisions. when to attack or when to stay compact in a defensive formation,” said Aleš Arnol after the victory in Spodnja Šiška, where Matej Poplatnik and Matic Ivanšek scored.
The expert, who replaced Dejan Grabić last season, continued.Both wing backs played well and knew they had the maturity test. They were precise, on time, disciplined and ultimately successful. Kudos also to the two central defenders and the last two midfielders. All this was the basis for our attacking play and our search for a goal, which we unfortunately failed to score in the first half. We were a few times too slow in direct passes to the attackers, and we also lost a few too many balls when building dangerous actions. In the second half, the finishing flowed and the ball went into the net twice, with seven shots on target. It was a very tough game, but the young team played really fantastically. Congratulations to the boys who are of course the most responsible for the final result..”
Aleš Arnol: “Greens will show where we belong”
Bravo is at a high fourth place in the ranking and many wonder: where are the limits of Arnolo’s ensemble? “It’s nice to look at the rankings, of course, but we continue to think only about the next competitor. We now have the confirmation that we can play with everyone, that we can be a thorn in everyone’s side. We still have a very young team and oscillations can happen very quickly. We will do our best to prepare well again for the next opponent, to keep the character of the team and the players. In the end, the green will show where we belong, but of course we want to do our best on it,” added Aleš Arnol, who has managed the Šiskars in 25 matches so far, after his ninth victory as coach of Bravo.
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