Maribor will play Mainz in the UEFA Youth Champions League with a player from the youth team: Dejan Dončić will be assisted by Marcel Lorber
While Marko Šuler is searching for a new coach Dejan Dončić, the first man of the junior team, is frantically preparing for the first peak of the 2023/24 season. Juniors Maribor will play the opening match of the UEFA Youth Champions League on Thursday, away to Mainz in Ljudski vrt. The task Maribor will have to face will be anything but easy, but it will be a bit easier because Marcel Lorber will be there to help the team.
The 19-year-old midfielder is already a “full” member of the Maribor first team, for which he played 15 games this season and registered two assists. But Marcel Lorber is not yet too old to play in the Junior Champions League, after all he would be one of the three seniors in the Eon NextGen League.
“It has been agreed that Marcel Lorber will join us. He can still play for the national team, but has since settled into the starting 11 of the national team. We are delighted that he will be available and I am confident that the additional experience he will gain will help the team,” for club website said Dejan Dončić, who is also happy that he has no injury problems.
“We don’t have anyone on the injured list, we played three games in ten days, the dress rehearsal in Domžale was a success, and in the meantime we made some rotations to keep us strong and fresh for the European test. Most of the players have had their chance, are in a competitive rhythm and are ready for the middle game,” added the Ljubljana resident. Entrance to the match, which will take place on Wednesday at 18. will be free of charge, but you need to secure free tickets at the Vijol’čna Bajta.
This text was automatically translated using AI.