Olimpija coach Joao Henriques not satisfied with the result against Koper: “We had more chances, we deserved to win!”
In the last match of the 10th round of the national championship was between Olimpija in Stožice Koper. The match, which offered plenty of chances for both sides, ended in a draw. Nardin Mulahusejnović scored for Koper, sending the ball into the top right corner of the net after a pass from Niko OmladiĆ. Rui Pedro scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute. It was Portugal’ s sixth goal of the season, which puts him at the top of the Telemach First League top scorers list.
After the match, Joao Henriques expressed his dissatisfaction with the final result: “I am not satisfied. We tried everything. We had more ball possession, we tried to shoot from all directions. I don’t understand why only six minutes of extra time… The players were on the ground, we also saw the Koper goalkeeper stalling. I respect the referee’s decision, but I don’t agree with it. I have to give my opinion. I am not happy with the draw because we wanted to win. We deserved to win because we had more chances. The same mistakes are being repeated. One shot towards our goal led to a Koper goal. But despite everything, we were well organised this time. All 11 players were always behind the ball, which is not easy for them, especially when we create attacks. In my opinion, we deserved to win because we had more chances.”
Joao Henriques: “The championship is a marathon”
Joao Henriques also turned to the state of the rankings and set clear targets: ”We accept a draw. This is better than in the previous round, when we lost. We are in a fight for first place. Celje lost and we got one point closer. Unfortunately, we didn’t get close to Koper. The championship is a marathon and we want to score more points in the future than we did in the first quarter of the championship.”
Finally, Joao Henriques announced a match against Rogaska which awaits Olimpija on Sunday in Rogaška Slatina: ”Less than 72 hours until the match with Rogaska… This is difficult for us. We are not complaining, but this is our reality. We are trying to involve more players so that everyone can be ready for the challenge ahead. This is urgent at this moment.“
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