Press by Dinamo Boss fifteen days before HNL 1 season continues
Almost half month till end of season break, are you ready for HNL 1 and can you tell us what is behind door.
Well we are working hard on training. We had three friendly matches and will have two more, one with Mosor tomorow and we wait Shahktar on Maksimir which will be last friendly before HNL 1 continues.
You were generally happy about results and fans looks satisfied too.
Well, hard to tell for fans but yes i was happy, not too much with great first half against Plzen and 2:2 in Ingolstad which i do not see as some kind of a too good result but i am looking inviduals and i must say i am very happy with most players and also i can say that i am already sure which players will play and their subs for occasions.
Many sayed that you are very happy with Soudani and Glavica, is that true?
Yes, Soudani showing his quality and i hope he will pass it in HNL competition and also yes i am happy with Glavica, he came to club like Bostjan who again picked an injury and will miss 3 weeks, we didnt expect and it will be a big loss. Also i must note great play by Petar Mamić and also great play by Husajenović who is our playmaker when he is playing and when we will play 4321 formations.
About formation you used against Plzen and Radnik with both Soudani player of match and both games winner, can you tell us why this formation didn't work in HNL 1 before season break and are you afraid that it will not work when season start's?
Well i think it was much my fault on that, not player's, when we talk about that formation which is still not whole finished because every game i am write and after game adding twitches to make formation and tactic to work even more better. Am i afraid, no and it is because we still have primary formation from most used before season break and which was winner when we need it.
Do you agree that you will have easy opponents at begin when season continue?
No. We are playing with team's who are right now not in position to lose from us, they know we are far more quality when you look players and also problematic HNL rivarly so its sure they will not give a risk of losing so we will need to be concetrated at defense and in attack because we must score and they know that, on the other hand if we make mistake or come to game and start to gain anxious which was the case few times and then get goal from that and lose points it can cost us.
On table when we look you already comment that you see only Slaven Belupo as possible threat to take you title. Do you still agree with that?
Yes. If someone can be most threat to us, its Slaven Belupo and Djuricic who is running club above all expectation.
Do you see Tudor in fight for Cup so that they can qualify for EU competition?
I think that is what he want's most, yes, but i watched them and even they were playing great before season break up i think he need's to look more to HNL 1 competition not to get in trouble like it was happen when season started.
What do you think of Rijeka, can Matjaž fight for third place versus Hajduk?
It's hard question but how they standing and last game Hajduk which i saw, yes, with more creativity and belive to squad i think he can stay with rijeka at third place but it will sure not be easy. To be honest i think it will be big fight for third place and i would not throw almost anyone from six to third place.
Do you think there will be more nerves in games before end of season?
Sure, now every game costs more that before and every point will count.
Do you agree that Istra cannot expect to run from relegation zone?
Sure, Krsevic come to club will not change nothing but with 12 points behind relegation zone i think it would be a wonder because, again, everyone need point's and that is why i do not agree that we are having easy job after season continues. There are teams who need every point to keep them out of trouble.
About Waterman and Krešić, there were rumors you will put Krešić on goal and hold Waterman till next season is that true?
No comment for that right now.
How do you look on Štimac when he almost drop Antolić and didnt call Šimunić in squad.
Well. You know my thinking about Štimac and when i didnt seen Antolić on list i made few calls and make best for Antolić because it was out of mind. For Šimunić i do not want to comment.
Šimunić also looks not playing first team anymore, can you tell us more about it?
Yes, he is still good defender but i want new players to step in against big teams and to be ready for big teams for EU competitions next season.
You did arrange Shaktar home 09.02.2013, what do you expect from that game?
It will a final test before season continue and i want to see us against bigger teams and i think Shaktar is great to see what we can do.
Do you think fans will come to see match on Maksimir?
I do not know and i do not thinking about it.
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