Dino Špehar draws a line under his time at Olimpija: “Dino Skender told me I won’t play because we’re from the same city”
Dino Špehar leaves at the end of the 2022/23 season
where he did not score a goal. The Croatian footballer was also unlucky with injuries in Ljubljana, as he tore his knee ligaments and spent several months on the sidelines. Nevertheless, he will keep Olimpija in his memory, especially because of the last season, in which he won the double crown with the Dragons. Meanwhile, Dino Skender, one of the coaches under whom Dino Špehar trained at Olimpija, has a much worse record.
Dino Špehar and Dino Skender are from the same Croatian city, and the fact that they are both from Osijek was, according to the forward, the main reason why the former Dragons coach didn’t want to give him a real chance.
“Dino Skender is the only coach who didn’t give me a chance. I didn’t expect help, but at least I didn’t expect him to ‘nag’ me. After two years, he is the only coach from whom I have learned nothing. Albert Riera, for example, believed in me even though I had torn my cruciate ligaments. He gave me a chance, we talked a lot. He showed what it means to be human,” said Dino Špehar, son of former Croatian national player Robert Špehar, in an interview with Index.
The 29-year-old forward, who arrived in Ljubljana from Sered and also played for Slovenia on loan.
, continued about Skender: “In my first training session with Skender, I saw that I was not in the combinations. He told me that he couldn’t let me play because of the fans, because we were from the same city, Osijek. I don’t want to talk about it, but of all the coaches I worked with at Olimpija, he was the only one who hadn’t seen me in an Olimpija jersey. It really disappointed me.”
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