Why doesn’t Bravo benefit from NZS advantages in the Eon NextGen Youth League? Coach Tomaž Petrovič: “We don’t really see the point in this”
Ljubljana rivals compete in the Eon NextGen Youth League on Friday. Bravo against Olimpija. The two rivals from the Slovenian capital parted with a goalless draw in front of around 100 spectators, but it is interesting to note that Olimpija used the quota and played with three players who are no longer juniors, while Bravo decided to make a different move. Again. Tomaž Petrovič, coach of the Brava youth team, revealed that Spodnja Šiška had already made a decision before the start of the season not to take advantage of the benefits introduced by the Football Association of Slovenia for the 2023/24 competition year.
“In general, I think the Eon NextGen league is good enough as it is and there is no need for older guys to play. A quality football player at 19, 20 should play in the youth league, not the national league. These players are all physically developed, it would be hard to say we are waiting for anyone in this respect… We don’t see the point of having a 2004 player playing in our youth league. In our opinion, whoever has some potential, who has played in all leagues so far, should play in youth football. Maybe even in a third league, if not the first… The Youth League is primarily aimed at boys aged 17 and 18, maybe a 19-year-old or, before that, a 16-year-old. Of course, every club decides on its own and there are arguments for playing older players, but we didn’t take advantage of this opportunity. We prefer to give younger people a chance, not older ones,” said for Metropolitan
Tomaž Petrovič, who is aware that sometimes their conscious decisions can lead to a loss of results.
Tomaž Petrovič: “We went into this knowingly”
“The results targets are of course linked to the fact that we want to win every game. At the same time, we are aware that it is difficult to compete with teams that only have starting youth players and are constantly adding three players. That’s why we played a number of games where we were distinctly younger. But as I said: we went into this knowingly. We knew it would be a tough autumn, and indeed it is. We have ups and downs. Of course, we won some games, but there were also some where we were far away from the competition. But the team is talented, a lot of guys have a good future and we will fight and mature. But in the spring, more boys will step forward and we will get better and better,” added 44-year-old Tomaž Petrovic.
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