Rok Kronaveter sided with Josip Iličić: “There were no problems with him, the players love him. You don’t see this quality every day”
On Monday Sportclub in Pod prečko hoasted Rok Kronaveter , who, as expected, also touched upon the developments in the Maribor. The former national team player reiterated, among other things, that he wanted to stay at Ljudski vrt in the summer, but the sporting director Marko Šuler was not in favour. Rok Kronaveter also touched on everything that is happening around Josip Iličić these days and sided with the former Serie A star.
“The situation in Maribor is not rosy at the moment. I was surprised that pressure was put on Josip Iličić after the eternal derby. One individual is never to blame for everything. Especially not someone who is adored in the locker room and from whom everyone can learn. But it is true that something needs to change in Maribor. Maribor is not doing well,” said Rok Kronaveter, who after leaving Maribor is proving himself in Austria with the lower league club SV Allerheiligen.
Rok Kronaveter: “The locker room has gained a lot”
The 36-year-old, who had a great career at Olimpija before joining Maribor, added about Iličić: “At one point, Iličić may even have been one of the ten best footballers in the world. Each wardrobe needs two or three leaders. With his arrival, Maribor’s dressing room has gained a lot. There have been no problems with it, the players love it. You don’t see that quality every day. Maybe people expected too much from him, but the fact is that he hasn’t played for a long time. Maybe he started playing too quickly, and maybe he didn’t perform well in some games. But the problem can also be that a player with such quality on the pitch is not understood by others.”
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