Zoran Zeljković was visibly dissatisfied after the draw in the city derby: ‘Like children who can’t hold out even for ten minutes!’
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In Prva liga Telemach on Thursday, Olimpija faced off against Bravo, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Olimpija took the lead with the first goal in the green-white jersey by Redi Kasa, while Matej Poplatnik secured a point for the visitors. Zoran Zeljković, Olimpija’s coach, appeared visibly dissatisfied after the match at the Stožice.
“I’m not satisfied. We know very well what’s expected of us… We conceded a goal like children who can’t hold on for even ten minutes! I don’t know what to say, I’m very disappointed,” emphasized Zoran Zeljković after the match at the Stožice, the coach of the team trailing Celje by seven points.
“Unfortunately, we lacked concentration and conceded a cheap goal. We persisted throughout the match, finally scored, but to not hold onto the lead… I’m very disappointed about that. There were too many inexplicable mistakes that led to punishment. It’s hard for me to explain,” continued Zoran Zeljković, who took over the Dragons’ bench this season from Joao Henriques.
The former Koper coach refrained from making excuses for the draw: “I didn’t see a poor approach in Maribor. I saw poor execution. Lots of mistakes, but since I arrived, there hasn’t been a single game where I could blame the guys. The energy is always at its highest level, or close to it. They’ve played a lot of games this year, and the pitches are demanding now. From that perspective, I’m satisfied. But if you want to be a champion, you have to know how to maintain the lead and concentration until the end. We didn’t do that this time, and we were punished. Before the game, I wanted us to score early, but on such a pitch, it wasn’t easy to play faster with a single touch. Maybe these are excuses for someone, but it really isn’t easy. In certain moments, we could have played faster and capitalized much better on opportunities.“
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