Although a quarter-finalist is coming to Ljudski vrt, Maribor is cautious ahead of the cup match: ‘You can’t underestimate anyone, we are aware of that’
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The festive Tuesday in Slovenia will be marked by cup matches, including the revival of Ljudski vrt. Maribor will host Jurovski Dol, and the little boy from the neighbourhood will bring more than 300 fans with him to the Styrian capital. There will certainly be a “party in the stands”, but there should be no doubt on the pitch.
But even though Ljudski vrt will see a quarter-liga player at work, Maribor midfielder Marko Bozic, who shone against Rogaska with a remarkable solo effort in front of Jan Repas’ goal , remains cautious.
“You cannot underestimate anyone, we are well aware of that. We need to play with commitment, determination, secure promotion and then from Wednesday onwards we need to be fully focused on Saturday’s game against Domžale, because we still have a lot to do in the championship. But now our thoughts are only on the Cup. We are preparing for this match to take the next step forward in our game and to get back to a better image on the pitch as we regain our confidence,” said Marko Božić for club website.
The league win against their rivals from Rogaška Slatina has boosted their confidence, which will be more than welcome for the rest of the season. “Nobody likes to lose, every victory has multiple meanings. Saturday was also significant because we realised that we have reached a turning point. We struggled a bit in the first 20 minutes, we needed some time to catch and pick up the rhythm. And then we dominated. In the end, we were lucky to score when we entered extra time, but luck follows the brave. We deserved that goal with our hard work and effort,” said Marko Bozic, 25, born in Vienna, Austria, who has played 16 games this season, scoring 4 goals and adding 2 assists to his tally.
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