Robert Pevnik, even after five consecutive defeats, is adamant: ‘I have confidence in my work and I’m proud of the way the boys are playing’
Not only Maribor, another Štajerska top league team is in a serious crisis. Aluminij is in the midst of a run of five consecutive defeats, but coach Robert Pevnik believes he is still the right man for the club from Kidričevo. In the last round, the latter was away in Domžale, where it led for most of the match, but lost 1:2.
“I think that in the last 15 minutes, no matter what happened in terms of the score, we did not fall. We scored a goal and had two more promising chances. But we could have scored earlier and made it 2-0… No matter what, I am proud of my boys. And how they played. The way they fought. I think we have to support the players and give them time. They represent the coat of arms of this club with dignity, and in the last round they deserved more than defeat, without a doubt,” is convinced Robert Pevnik, whose next match is tomorrow when he will be away to the leading Celje.
Robert Pevnik: “I am not afraid”
A sixth consecutive defeat seems more likely than a first win since 12 August, given the current balance of power, but Robert Pevnik insists that he is still the right man for the Aluminija bench: “I have confidence in my work and I am proud of how the boys are playing. I’m not afraid that I won’t live to see the next game as a coach. That’s something for the higher-ups in the club to think about anyway… I told them I was proud of the players. I have absolutely no grudge against the boys, not even for the mistakes they have made. You have to win games like this one in Domžale, but it happens. We had the win in our hands, Domžale managed a turnaround; that happens too. We need to hold our heads up and move forward!”
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