Damir Krznar admits that the loud whistles from the Ljudski vrt stands were justified: ‘We deserved a slap and a spit in the face’
How much longer will Damir Krznar be the coach of Maribor? If the fans had decided, he probably wouldn’t be at Ljudski vrt anymore… They made it clear what they thought of his team’s play after Sunday’s defeat by Koper. After the game, the Ljudski vrt echoed with loud whistles, which – like Damir Krznar – Maribor fully deserved.
“After the game, I told my players – hold your heads up. The audience turned its back on us, but deservedly so. We deserved this slap and spit in the face. But this face needs to be lifted. We must not give in to melancholy, we must endure criticism and move forward,“, Damir Krznar pointed out to Šport TV after the defeat to Primorska team .He is convinced that Maribor lost the points in an extremely bad first half.
Damir Krznar: “We didn’t deserve to lose”
“I think we played extremely poorly in the first half, which is why we lost the chance to finish the game as winners. In the second half, the reaction of the players was good, we had one or two very good chances. Especially in the last 20 minutes, we were constantly pressing the Kopro back line, but unfortunately it didn’t pay off in the end. I am sorry for the defeat because I don’t think we deserved to lose. But we did it to ourselves with our poor approach in the first half,” said the Croatian expert.
Damir Krznar, who recorded his sixth consecutive game without a win, added: “We had three or four good chances in the second half. Most importantly, the players have shown the desire. At the end of the game, a few players fell to the ground, not only because they were disappointed that we lost, but also because they gave their all. Our next game is in four days, which means we have at least three training sessions to prepare. We must not hide, we must remain confident and, if necessary, we must put our heads through the wall..”
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