Marko Šuler ‘soaked’ Damir Krznar about Rok Kronavetr: “The truth is different, if the coach wanted him to stay, he would have stayed”
Earlier this week, Rok Kronaveter, as a guest on Pod Prečko, once again lamented how he has been Maribor thanked Maribor for its cooperation. He also pointed the finger of blame once more at Marko Šuler, saying that it was the sporting director who ended his adventure in Ljudski vrt. Rok Kronaveter pointed out that coach Damir Krznar wanted to keep him in the purple jersey, but Marko Šuler now claims otherwise.
The Carinthian official says that he showed Kronavetr the door in the first place because the expert from neighbouring Croatia no longer counted on him or wanted him in his team. “Ask the trainer if that’s what he really wanted. I wanted to keep Roko tense until the end, because we needed him, so I didn’t want to tell him what his future would be. He is one of those players who doesn’t hide his emotions, and I like that. When he is offended, it shows. When he is angry, it shows. When he is not happy, it shows. In discussions with all the players after the end of the season, I took the decision I did,“, Marko Šuler told EkipoSN in an interview.
The former Slovenian national team player also pointed out that sometimes there is not much room for emotions in football, even though Rok Kronaveter from the Olimpija returned to Maribor for that reason – emotions.
Marko Šuler: “I understand him being offended”
“Rok was one of the better paid players. To keep him here on some ridiculous salary would be disrespectful to him. He is a similar player to me. I would find it very difficult to accept sitting on the bench, playing 20 minutes or a few games without playing. The deadline was understood, but it was difficult for him to accept that he was not being used as much as before. You can only have 11 players on the pitch. According to my conversation with Krznar, if he had said he wanted Rok to stay, Rok would have stayed. So the truth is a little different from what Kronaveter presented. But I understand him being offended. He wanted a different ending. That’s the way it is in football. Ronaldo didn’t say goodbye to Real in the nicest way either. Not even the Messi of Barcelona or PSG. Football is a business that can be cruel. As soon as I had the option not to renew his contract, I told him. In a respectful way,” added Marko Šuler, sport director of the 16-time national champion of Slovenia.
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