Maribor’s camp satisfied after the draw in Turkey: Coach Ante Šimundža saw a lot of positives, and newcomers received positive evaluations
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Maribor players have already played two preparation matches as part of their preparations for the spring part of the season, with the latest one yesterday in Turkey. They have kept their net intact in both, but there is still something missing in the attacking part for now. However, since Sunday, a tall striker from the Ivory Coast is being tested at Maribor. Coach Ante Šimundža is satisfied with the play, and even the newcomers have left a pretty good impression so far. Kluiters and Beugre could secure a contract with the club from Štajerska with continued dedication.
Šimundža: The match received a positive evaluation
“We played a manly game, which I liked. It was tough, dynamic from both sides. Opponents exerted high pressure at times, then we did. I’m glad that we responded appropriately with toughness in duels, and as the first in the series of games that await us here, the match received a positive evaluation,” commented Ante Šimundža on yesterday’s match with Trenčin.
“The match is, understandably, a story in itself, but through the training process, we see what they are capable of. Therefore, the most important thing was how the newcomers would accept our system, thinking in the game. Pijus showed solidity, penetrative ability, which he possesses, can lift even higher, but the basic responsibilities were related to the defensive phase. Redwan is still behind in physical fitness, but has one-on-one playing abilities, as he demonstrated. It is noticeable that he has integrated well into the team and accepted the demands in his playing position. Luuk is a young player, with things in his game that we like, as I mentioned before. He will stay with us, he will get a chance in the next match against Lech. Then we will assess with the sports director whether he would be a suitable solution for us. The first impression is positive. Beugre will get minutes against Lech and Shakhtar, then we will decide whether he will stay with us. If he meets expectations and brings what we need, an agreement will be reached. Otherwise, we will look for a new solution,” concluded Ante Šimundža about the newcomers who have already presented themselves on the field.
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