After the conference league match between PAOK Thessaloniki and Slovan Bratislava (1:1), coach Vladimir Weiss also felt the opponent was playable on Thursday. He was satisfied with a point from Greece, but after this course he was also interested in three.
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Slovenia Bratislava coach Vladimir Weiss in the second round match of the group stage of the European Conference League PAOK Thessaloniki – Slovan Bratislava.
“We would have taken the point before the match, but of course we had three goals to score. I think the points split is fair, but we were closer to winning. But a point with an excellent opponent is very valuable for us,” he said in an immediate reaction to the match.
The former national team coach, who was the first to lead Slovakia to the major tournament (2010 World Cup), is known to have no problem criticizing his players, but he felt satisfied on Thursday.
“Today we showed good play, good organization and individual performance, as a team we had no weakness. We want to build on that principle. I know what I can expect from this team, and as I said, I think this team will be better in the summer. These matches give us a lot and I think We haven’t said the last word on the group yet.”
Before the season, he made a big breeze in the White House, many players left, on the contrary, he brought in those he had some experience with in the past.
“I always wanted to have a good balance in the team, so in the summer Djaba Kankava or Guram Kashia came in a defensive position, where we had to strengthen ourselves. Young players of offensive quality like Adler and André Green also came in. Dejan Draži played very well. Today, Ezekiel Hente gave an excellent performance. Players who started during the match, such as Uche Agbo or Jaromir Zemral, helped the team as well. That’s how it should be,” he was looking forward to the draw in Solin.
“The staff is broad enough, and I will always criticize the players for spending more and improving. It’s my job. Only with a good bot, and a good relationship with the players and management, you can achieve something. We have to go further.. This is only the first step in the group.”
Slovan has one point in the account after two matches in the European Cup No. three. He had previously lost to Copenhagen at home. A competitor from Gibraltar is waiting for him twice next time.
“Now we have Lincoln twice in front of us, that has to be confirmed by good performances and points. Then we have PAOK at home and Copenhagen at the end out. The cards are distributed almost equally to everyone, the set is even and open, we know Lincoln is also a strong opponent. And I think we will fight for it.” Get a place for promotion.”