Celje coach Albert Riera takes responsibility after unexpected defeat against Aluminij: “I am the first of all who had a bad day”
In Telemach First League in the 2023/24 season, there is no undefeated team left. Celje, who played yesterday on home soil against Aluminij, lost 1:3 at home. Celjani took the lead with a goal from Mario Kvesić and seemed to be on the right path to another victory. But in the second half, the team led by Albert Riera dropped significantly. Aluminij took advantage of this, scoring three goals through Tomislav Jagić, Žan Baskera and Sandro Jovanović to deservedly take all three points.
After the game in the Celje , Albert Riera took responsibility for the defeat: “I never look for excuses. We had a very bad day. First of all, I had a bad day, I who organised everything, I who made the game plan. I chose the players who will play, and I chose badly. We lost because of our mistakes. The opponent has done his job. I am responsible for this defeat. What is done is done. We cannot change that now. Football is not just about controlling the game. Football is also about scoring goals. We scored 11 times and that is not enough to be champions. I repeat once again that this is my responsibility because I chose how we are going to play. But I am learning and I hope that something like this doesn’t happen again.”
Albert Riera will soon have the opportunity to take a revision exam. ”The next round will be played next weekend, Celje will host Mura, who are playing like a team reborn after the arrival of Vladimir Vermezović. “We need to prepare well. The next race is around the bend,” added Albert Riera.
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