Damir Krznar satisfied after Celje’s win over Domžale: “I believe I am not being subjective when I say we were the better opponent”
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On Friday evening, the opening match of the 14th round of the Telemach First League Celje expectedly came out with a scalp against Domžale. The leading Slovenian league club, which has been in a serious crisis this season, won 3:1 after Damjan Vuklišević, Denis Popović, who returned from injury, and Gregor Bajde scored for the home team. The only goal for Domžale was scored by Serbian forward Filip Stuparević.
After his second consecutive victory as Celje coach, Damir Krznar was expectedly satisfied. “It was a match that had to end the way it did, based on everything we saw. You’ve seen it all… But we have also seen what football is. We were 1-0 up, had a lot of missed chances, and then our opponent scored and got back into the game. After the equaliser, our psychological stability prevailed,” said an expert from neighbouring Croatia.
Damir Krznar, who replaced Albert Riera on the Celje bench not long ago, continued: ”After the goal, we quickly got back into the game and in the end we actually came out with a convincing win. But to do that, we had to show a great deal of desire and character. It wasn’t easy… But, of course, we could have decided the game in the first half. We had more than enough chances. I believe I am not being subjective when I say that we were the better opponent in this match.”
Krznar: “First the Cup, then Olimpija”
Celje have two games next week: first the cup against NK Krško, then the league derby against Olimpija. “In the Cup, we will definitely rotate… First we have to count the ‘dead and the living’ anyway, then we will decide how and what. But there will certainly be four or five changes. We respect the Cup competition, so we should not think it will be easy. Only when we have jumped this hurdle will we start thinking about Olympia,” said Damir Krznar.
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