How did Josip Iličić react to Maribor’s drastic decision? Damir Krznar reveals that the ‘fallen star’ trains hard and is making visible progress
He has had his ups and downs in his career. When he played for Interblock, he felt like quitting… Later, Josip Iličić, as a member of the Atalanta became one of the hottest footballers in Europe, and today in Maribor is going through a calamity unlike any other in his career. Damir Krznar, the coach of the Viole, has removed him from the team and put him in the cold. Josip Iličić remains a member of Maribor, but does not play. And the question is when he will be there again. Well, Damir Krznar admits that the ‘fallen star’ is progressing very well and that the day when he will return may not be far away.
“Josip Iličić is progressing very well. I have spoken to the fitness coach, we are monitoring his work, and according to the GPS data he is on track. I believe that this will continue and that we will get something positive out of it, even though everything turned negative after that decision. Any reaction is better than no reaction. I’m happy when players are bold, get angry with me and the response to my so-called unfairness is to train harder and prove that I made a mistake,“, Damir Krznar emphasised at the press conference before the match against Radomlje, which will start at 17.30 in Ljudski vrt.
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