Maribor’s dressing room is looking for a way out of the crisis, vijoličasti defender Sven Šoštarič Karič stresses: ‘It’s hard to point out where the problem is’
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Amir Karić, former Slovenian national team player, is the current Maribor has described the current Maribor squad as the worst in the history of the Styrian giant. Interestingly, his son Sven Šošštarič Karič is also part of it, and he admits that Maribor is not playing at a high enough level at the moment. But the defender also points out that he is not aware of the reason why the results are below the expected average.
“We have to get out of an uncomfortable situation, no athlete wants to lose. It’s especially hard to accept negative results when you play in a club like Maribor. At the moment, this is happening too often. It is difficult to point out where the problem lies. But I know that Maribor is expected to do better, to win. And we know what we have to do. Work, work and work some more. There is no other solution,” said Sven Šoštarič Karič for club website.
Maribor recorded another negative result last weekend, when they lost away to Bravo. “We have to admit that we had a really disastrous start to the game. We were not able to get the ball into the danger zone, we were not attacking deep. We simply didn’t have enough glass. We rallied towards the end, we went into the second half with a few refreshments and the image on the pitch was better. We attacked more, we had half chances that we could have taken better advantage of, but twice we were inattentive and scored two goals too late,” admitted the former Domžale player.
Šošštarič Karič: “Clearly still not enough”
Sven Šoštarič Karič, 25, added of the Ljubljana slip-up: “We have fallen short where Bravo is best. On other balls, this time they won a lot more. There are many factors that determine who will be more successful, but mainly positioning and desire. This time, we have underperformed. At the same time, we did a poor job of preventing their counter-attacks. When they got the ball, they went for long forward passes. Our problem was that we weren’t precise enough in the zone we set up in, which allowed Bravo to make half-counterattacks. We have put in a lot of effort, but clearly still not enough. They were able to take advantage of our mistakes very well.“
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