A press conference was held today at the Aldo Drosina Stadium ahead of the first qualifying match for the HT First League, between Orient 1919 and Istria 1961. The match is scheduled for this Sunday, August 2 at 8pm at Kantrida Stadium.
The press conference was attended by assistant coach Damir Grlić and player Slavko Blagojević.
- The matches will certainly be difficult, but also interesting. We are aware of our quality and we do not run away from the role of favorites, but we want to show that on the field and play these matches as well as possible. We know what the Orient is like, we have analyzed them and we are preparing as we were preparing for the strongest teams in the first league. Quality and motivated. – says coach Grlić.
- We worked well and prepared through this week, analyzed Orient, we are all ready. We are aware of the importance of these matches and we have to enter with maximum concentration, as if it was the Champions League final. We must not underestimate them and there will be no problems – the result will come. – says Slavko Blagojević.