Champions league, 1st Qualifying Stage
11 July 2023, 21:45

Ballkani

MERITON KORENICA 45+1´
QËNDRIM ZYBA 55´

2 : 0


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Champions league, 1st Qualifying Stage

Petev before the start of the Champions League: It won't be easy, we have to win

10 July 2023

Ludogorets coach Ivaylo Petev gave a press conference before the visit to the Ballkani.

"I hope our condition is better than last season. The preparations went according to plan, so I hope we will play a good match and win," Petev began. "I will repeat what I said a few weeks ago. Kosovo football is on the rise. Both the national team and club teams, Ballkani in this case. We treat our opponent with great respect. It was no coincidence that last year it was the qualification for the Conference League and the winning of 4 points. The team is the same without two players,” he added.

"We are aware that it will not be easy for us. As in any team, we have our strengths and we have to move forward. What does more pragmatic mean? We will take every chance we have. It is important for us how we will look on the field," Petev said. "Our goals are always the same. We are trying to look good, of course to win whatever we have," said the coach of Ludogorets. "I saw the field now for the first time. For one reason or another it is not in the best condition. Still, it's two games and our goal is to be victorious. Football wins from the fact that Ballkani will not defend itself. I have said many times that we have enough players. The absence of some is a chance for others. There are people who have to justify the trust and the chance they will get," concluded the former coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ludogorets technical director Cosmin Moti also said a few words before the visit to Ballkani at the Fodil Vokkri Stadium in Pristina. "We're fighting to get into the Champions League groups, that's the goal every year, which we haven't been able to achieve. We must succeed this year", was the short comment of the Romanian.

 
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