Joao Henriques convinced that the result of the eternal derby doesn’t show the true picture of what’s going on: Olimpija’s win should have been higher based on what we saw
Adam Delius had good reason to celebrate on Saturday night. Not just because of the birthday he celebrated, but even more so because of his new victory of Olimpija in the eternal derby with Maribor
. Joao Henriques beat Maribor in Ljubljana and gave the President the best possible present. “It was of course a very important game for us, but not so much for me as for the coach. I am happy to win the derby. I am happy for Olimpija, the players and the President, and even more so for the fans, to whom the derby means a lot,” said Joao Henriques after the victory in Stožice.
The Portuguese also expressed his belief that Olimpija’s victory should have been higher and that the 2:1 scoreline was unfair. “We more than deserved the three points. The result may show that the issue was tied, but the statistics tell a different story. We controlled the action, we created chances, we should have scored a few more goals. Instead, we got it, even though we didn’t deserve it,” said Joao Henriques, who was disturbed by the reaction of the players after Marin Laušić’s goal.
Joao Henriques: “We need to improve this”
“After the second goal, our concentration dropped. We scored a quick goal and when that happened we got nervous and Maribor started to believe. We need to improve this in the future. When we control the flow of the meeting, we get comfortable and lose focus, and as a result we take hits. This must not happen. But we won three points and that’s the most important thing. We scored two goals again, which is good. But we score again. We don’t want that, but the victory is well deserved,” said 50-year-old Joao Henriques.
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