Vladimir Vermezović stresses after another game without a home win: young boys are the reason why Mura’s future is bright
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Mura remain without a first league win in Fazanerija in the 2023/24 season. The last time the Black and Whites won on home soil was in May (i.e. in the previous competition year), when Gorica took the spoils. On Sunday, the squad led by Vladimir Vermezovic was not far from success.
The Prekmurans were already 2-0 up against the visitors from Koper. But instead of bringing the match to a peaceful end, the hosts allowed the home team to come back alive and go home undefeated. It ended 2:2, and from what we saw, we would have expected the home coach to be in a bad mood. But Vladimir Vermezovic did not go to the media too unhappy.
“There is an interesting saying that says: ‘It is not the loser who loses, but the one who thinks he can win!’. If we could win, we would. In the first half, we had some very nice chances. We could have gone into the break with an even bigger margin. We didn’t take advantage of them… There is also an old rule in sport that those who fail to take advantage of their opportunities are mourning something. But overall, I’m happy with the way the team played. This is our maximum at the moment. This is a team with extraordinary individuals. I think we all have to be satisfied with this game and with the attitude of the players towards the Mura jersey this time,” said Vladimir Vermezović after the draw with the club from the Coast.
The Serbian expert also pointed out that he has a young team, so it was not surprising that the hosts fell after an hour of play. “Something also needs to be asked of Koper… The latter has good individuals who attacked our goal with determination. And when our net was hit for the first time, we fell a bit psychologically… Our staff is not that broad. Also, with the exception of Gabr Dobrovoljc, all children aged 20, 21… These are still juniors. But they are also the future, so I am not worried,” said Vladimir Vermezović.
The former Partizan coach will next lead his club at the weekend against Radomlje. The latter are a thorn in the side of Mura, whose next opponent so far in the Telemach First League has only beaten them twice. “Traditions exist to be broken. This time we’ve half-broken the tradition of results on home soil… We didn’t win, but we were confident. After all that has happened, we must be satisfied. It’s all football.”
This text was automatically translated using AI.