Celje coach Albert Riera after a brave battle against Vitoria: “I’m not satisfied with the result, but it was difficult to do more”
The opening match of the second round of European qualification for the Conference League between
impressed the Slovenian football public. Seven goals were scored, but Celje coach Albert Riera and his players more than held their own against their favoured opponents. The Portuguese celebrated a 4:3 victory in the capital, but despite the defeat, Albert Riera is satisfied with the way his team played.
Albert Riera: “You can’t make mistakes against a club like this”
“We must remember that we were playing against a club that finished sixth in the Portuguese national championship last season,” said Albert Riera in his introduction. The Spanish expert went on to say that he was particularly pleased with the way Celje had stood up to the club from the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium.
“We scored three goals, we could have scored more. I liked the way we played, but the fact is that against an opponent like Vitoria you cannot make mistakes. Unfortunately, we made a few mistakes in the second half, but I’m happy with the way we played. Of course I cannot be satisfied with the result, but it was difficult to do more in this match. I’m glad we were not underdogs and they will give their best in the return leg,” added Albert Riera, who is still without a win after two games on the Celje bench. He will try to achieve this on Sunday, when the Štajerska team will face Mura in the first league match.
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