Olimpija coach Zoran Zeljković was not too surprised by the disastrously bad visit to Stožice: “We are the main culprits!”
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Just over 2000 spectators witnessed the historic victory live Olimpija, but Zoran Zeljković admitted honestly after the match against Klaksvik in the fourth round of the conference league that he was not surprised by the poor attendance. According to official UEFA figures, there were only 2296 spectators at Stožice, which – hand on heart – is catastrophically low.
“To be perfectly honest, I have to admit that I expected this,” said Zoran Zeljković after the 2-0 win, which was scored by reserves David Sualehe and Mustafa Nukić. The expert, who replaced Joao Henriques on the Olimpija bench, added: “The main culprits for this are ourselves. I believe there would have been more spectators in Stožice this time if we had won the first game against Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands.”
Despite all this, Zoran Zeljković was pleased with the atmosphere, which was, of course, primarily provided by the Green Dragons: “I’m really very happy with the way the fans are cheering. Those who came to the game no matter what really love the club.”
Olimpija will play one more home match in Group A on 30 November, when the French top league side Lille will be in Ljubljana. It is to be expected that after the first victory, more spectators will come to the stands…
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