In the midst of a severe crisis, Aljaž Antolin wrote a message to the fans: “Give us a round of applause instead of whistles. Be with us through thick and thin!”
The crisis that has been roaming the corridors of the Ljudski vrt lately is spreading like an annoying mould: it is getting worse and less pleasant. Maribor is without a win for six matches in a row. This time the Viole also lost to Koper and the defeat was not well received by the home crowd. The loud whistles said everything about what the fans thought of their favourites’ games. In the midst of a serious crisis, Maribor’s young midfielder Aljaž Antolin decided to write a message to the fans of the wounded Štajerska giant.
“Dear fans, we are all aware that we have had a very bad month. We are all aware that Maribor is the biggest club in Slovenia and that there is no room for such poor performances in the club. All the players are giving their best in every training session, we are trying our best to get out of this crisis.” wrote 21-year-old Aljaž Antolin, who played all 90 minutes on Sunday in front of 1500 spectators.
Aljaž Antolin: “All for one, one for all”
“There’s nothing better than winning and getting a well-deserved round of applause from the stands, hanging out in the locker room with the team… We all have families in the team that we love and we are happiest when we can hear from them after the game and they say to you after the game: ‘We are proud of you, congratulations on a good game and a win’. Football is the most beautiful game and the most beautiful job, but it also comes with a certain pressure that we are not currently able to respond well to,” continued the 11-time Slovenian national youth player.
The footballer, born in 2002, concluded.We are all willing to go beyond ourselves, so fans, understand us, give us a round of applause instead of a whistle. Be with us through thick and thin. I love the city of Maribor, you the fans and the Viola. So here we go – all for one, one for all.“
This text was automatically translated using AI.