Domžale coach Dusan Kosic was honest after the new defeat that he could hardly have been more: “We were terrible in the first half in Celje!”
Photo: Danilo Vezjak
If Milan Mandaric were his boss, Dušan Kosić would certainly no longer have a job… But the 52-year-old expert from Ljubljana is lucky – apparently in the leadership of the Domžale are more patient people. Although it is doubtful that they will continue to suffer for long with results that are absolutely below average and far from what was expected. Of course, it’s not always the coach’s fault and Domžale should ask themselves a lot about summer recruitment… Of course, it is also true that it is difficult to change teams in the middle of the season. This is not the case for a coach…
Dušan Kosić on Friday evening in
in Celje on Friday night, suffering his eighth defeat in his eleventh match as Domžale coach. Since mid-August, he has won only twice, and his team was – hand on heart – a long way from success in the capital. It is true that Domžale equalised in the middle of the second half, but Celje was better and could have won with a higher margin.
“The first half was terrible from our side,” said Dušan Kosić, who won his first Slovenian championship with Celje after the defeat at the Z’dežele Stadium. He is now “light years” away from the celebration…
Dusan Kosic continued after another slip-up: “The first half was our worst half ever. Fortunately, we somehow managed to survive it… But we were bad, in every way. We were ‘heavy’, we were also unrecognisable. In the second half our image was better, we had better quality and we created a few chances. The second half is what we need to build on. There are good things in our game. But we are making basic mistakes and there is a lack of discipline in our game. We need to fix that.”
Dušan Kosić: “No rotation in the Cup”
It might have ended differently in Celje if Luka Topalović had scored for the home team at 2:1 after a beautiful and dangerous shot, after which Matko Obradović was masterful . “If we could take advantage of it… If we hit it, it would be very welcome. But then the game went in Celje’s favour,” added Dušan Kosić, whose next match is on Wednesday, when Domžale will play against Dob in the Cup. “We will not rotate much. We have a hard time winning, so we will leave nothing to chance. Those who are healthy will play,” concluded Dušan Kosić.
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