Where to go on Saturday lunchtime? To the capital’s reckoning! Rui Pedro knows it will be anything but easy ahead of Bravo
On Thursday in Lille in a stadium for more than 50,000 spectators, on Saturday in the iconic but less than prestigious ŽAK: this is also the reality for Olimpija, which is playing on three fronts this season. In Europe, they have more or less already achieved their goal, they will defend their title in the Cup, but in the Championship they are currently behind Celje. It will also make the match against Bravo all the more important. But Rui Pedro, Olimpija’s hottest striker this season, admits the task will be anything but easy.
Saturday’s showdown in Spodnja Šiška will start at 13. hours.
“We quickly turned our thoughts to the home championship. We know that there is not much time to prepare for a match, but the breadth of the staff is adequate at the moment. We expect to win, but we will have to justify our role as favourite on the pitch. Bravo has surprised us a few times, so we must not let ourselves slip up this time. The attention and responsibility of each of us will have to be maximum. Otherwise, you can be punished quickly and find it hard to pick yourself up afterwards.,” for club website Rui Pedro pointed out.
Rui Pedro: “No match won in advance”
Ahead of the visit to the rivals, whom Olimpija has beaten only twice in eight league games (5:13 goal difference), the Portuguese added: “The Slovenian national championship is very evenly contested and it is difficult to predict the outcome of the fights. It has been proven many times that even teams from the bottom of the standings can surprise, so you have to be really careful every time. There are no pre-won matches. Even though we are Olimpija, we are always expected to win, and rightly so, we have to confirm the quality we have on the pitch. We want to stay at the top, to challenge for first place, so the goal before Saturday’s game is clear.”
On Friday, Domžale were already in the 9. Circle Telemach First League 2:1 at home against Aluminij, on Saturday there will be Rogaška – Mura (15.00) and Celje – Radomlje (17.30), Maribor and Koper will play on Sunday at 20.15.
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