Ante Šimundza is also considering changing the system of play, but… “Personally, I’m most interested in the approach and the winning mentality”
Ante Šimundza counts down to his debut on the bench Maribor. Violistas will play against Mura in the Telemach First League tomorrow, Ante Šimundža will play against his former club 100. match on the bench of the Styrian giant. Maribor fans are very interested to see what line-up Krznar’s successor will choose. And also – clearly – how much it will interfere with the system of the game. Changes are not out of the question, says the former Ludogorets coach, but he also stresses that some other things are more important
“In the initial training sessions, the focus was on the approach, which has to be at the right level. But that doesn’t just mean running enough. This is the basic starting point. It’s not as simple as training on Thursday, changing your system on Friday and going to play on Saturday. The first information given to players in such situations is not that there is a lot of information, but that it is direct. In order to provide as clear guidance as possible. We should not ‘complicate’ too much, but let the players play. They already have certain automatisms. Personally, I am most interested in the approach and the winning mentality that they show that they have. When this is shown, many things are easier,” said for club website Ante Šimundža.
Ante Šimundža: “A positive sign”
On the different system of play, the 52-year-old added: “I am still hesitating on some issues. The basic idea is to put the players who will play in the positions where they feel most comfortable. But we also need a Plan B. In case certain things don’t go in the right direction.”
But most of all, Ante Šimundza is happy to see successful footballers at work. “I saw a winning mentality. I noticed that first. It is clear that the team wants to work and progress. In some cases, when it does not work out as desired, it does give way too quickly, which is not OK. But first impressions are that things are moving in a positive direction. I saw that the boys have the quality to run and be solid in fights. But I have also noticed some courage, which is a positive sign,” added the new Maribor coach.
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