Oliver Bogatinov was disappointed but also optimistic after the Celje game: “If we can repeat this second half in the future…”
On Saturday, the two leading clubs of the Slovenian championship competed at the Z’dežele Stadium in Celje and the visiting Radomlje, who gave the favoured rival a good beating. The latter won the match, but only 1:0, while the home goalkeeper Matjaž Rozman also contributed to the three points. The only goal of the match came in the 31st minute. Former Radomlje player Mark Zabukovnik scored after a pass from Mario Kvesić. After the match, Oliver Bogatinov, the coach of Radomlje, explained why he was also disappointed to go home.
“We are disappointed and go home with a bitter taste. I regret that we were left empty-handed, because we did not win a single point in an otherwise difficult away game at Celje, which, after one of the main contenders to win the championship, in our estimation. It is always difficult to resist the home team on this pitch. On the other hand, we can be satisfied with what has been shown. Even before the game, the announcement was that we wouldn’t come to defend, but to try to show our game. In the second half, we did some good things and created some nice chances. It should be remembered that Celjan are very strong on the ball, which gives them a good number of chances every time. We managed to take that away from them at some point, which can be a great asset for us. We can say that we were able to answer their game. Let’s console ourselves with the fact that we still showed something positive, even if we didn’t win any points. This gives us hope for the next matches,“, led by Oliver Bogatinov after losing the battle with Albert Riera ‘s troops.
In the next round, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Radomlje will play Maribor, who are five games without a win in the championship. Oliver Bogatinov announced before reuniting with his former club: “If we can come close to what we showed in the second half against Celje in the coming games, there is a good chance that we will score points in the tough games that lie ahead.’‘
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