While everyone is slamming the referees, Bravo’s coach Aleš Arnol has taken a different stance: Mistakes happen to everyone, including referees
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On Friday, the Telemach First League Aluminij and Bravo played and the visitors won a point and pushed Domžale, who won against Koper, to the penultimate place in the standings. It ended 1:1 in Kidričevo, but who knows how it would have been if Ales Arnol and his squad from Ljubljana hadn’t been without the suspended Matic Ivanšek after half an hour.
The teenager had to take an early shower because of a second yellow card for alleged simulation. Aleš Arnol, coach of Bravo, is convinced that referee Aleksandar Matković made a mistake, but he did not want to publicly slam him,
“I was standing directly, I think it was a mistake. It was an offence. But look… In football, everything happens very quickly and everyone on the pitch makes mistakes. I think it would be wrong to think that there is someone who cannot make a mistake. Of course, the referee could not be ‘covered’ by VAR, if I understand correctly, because it was a second yellow card and not a red card. Too bad, we have nothing. Let’s move on. I am particularly pleased with the reaction of the whole team. Although the boys were hot-headed, they took it all in their stride and deservedly got the point,“, Aleš Arnol was much more calm in his rhetoric than many others in Slovenian football.
Aleš Arnol: “More happy with a point than ever with all three”
The coach of the club from Spodnje Šiška admitted that he was satisfied with the point, even though Aluminij equalised only in the 88th minute. “We are satisfied with the point. Of course, there is a bit of a bitter taste, as we could have scored 2-0, but we should not be disappointed. Once again, after a bad game, we reacted perfectly and showed the right image. In the second half, it took Aluminij some time to get a good chance, but we were also very dangerous on our own on counter-attacks. Congratulations to the players who played a great game and proved their unwavering character. I am perhaps even happier about this point than I have ever been about all three,” added Aleš Arnol.
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