Olimpija’s coach Zoran Zeljković after the torture in the Cup: ‘It was practically impossible to play! We have to forget the match as soon as possible and move on”
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It could hardly be argued that it was Olimpija ripe for defeat, but it was certainly staring the latter in the face. And above all, it tortured itself far more than expected. After the game, Olimpija coach Zoran Zeljkovic quickly found the main culprit – the court.“It was practically impossible to play,” said Zoran Zeljković after a tense match, which didn’t have many chances in the regular season. His team eventually won the game after an penalty, with Saar Fadida taking the decisive shot from a muddy white spot.
“We got what we wanted. We have advanced to the next round of the cup competition and that is the most important thing. Congratulations to the boys for fighting in impossible playing conditions. We have adapted successfully to the situation and I am proud of them,” continued Zoran Zeljković, referring to the conditions on the pitch of NK Brinje Grosuplje added: “The ball was more in the air than on the ground because of the completely destroyed surface, but I always say that in life you have to adapt. The boys. We need to forget the match as soon as possible and move on. Our thoughts are on the championship.”
Olimpija – this time not supported from the stands by any of the club’s top people, even though seats were reserved for them – will play their next game at the weekend, when the task will be even more challenging. On Sunday, the Green-Whites will host the leading team Celje.
“Some players have been rested today, some have some problems. The Celje game is still a few days away, so we will see who will be optimal. I believe we have enough width to play a good game against Celjani,” added the former coach of Krka and Koper.
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