Maribor left Ljubljana with their heads down again after the eternal derby: “When you’re not brave enough, you’re not rewarded enough”
remains a painful thorn in the side of the most trophy club in Slovenia.
used to win the eternal derbies almost easily, but times have changed. Viole are without a win in Stožice for almost four years! They’re not doing any better at home either… This time it ended 2:1 for Olimpija, who were the better team and deserved to win. Damir Krznar also agreed.
“We have to congratulate Olimpija, but we have mixed impressions,” said Damir Krznar after the game in Stožice and continued. I can be satisfied with the opening, it was quite even in the first fifteen, twenty minutes, with our good defensive block and cohesion. But after two or three long passes behind the back of our defence, a nervousness incomprehensibly settled in our ranks. What is a tragedy and very painful is that both goals came from stoppages. Something we practice a lot and which is about courage and will, less about technical knowledge. This is where we fell. It’s a pity, because after 2-0 we came back well and had two great chances at 2-1, with open shots from Skuka and Repas. And when you’re not brave enough, you’re not rewarded properly. I regret that most of all. We should be braver, stronger and tougher, then we could expect more against an Olimpija like this. Whether we deserve a point is worth discussing. But when you don’t fully deserve it, you don’t get it.”
After five games without a win, the key question is: how to lift Maribor? Is this something Krznar can do? “The situation is not good, we are aware of that. We are one good result short of turning the curve upwards. Our challenge now is to achieve this. I hope and wish that we will be successful in the next match and that we will be in a better mood after Koper,” after defeat in 154. the eternal derby concluded Krznar.
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