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Head coach and captain announce a quality match

Tonight, a press conference was held at the Bilino Polje in Zenica, where head coach Ivaylo Petev and captain Edin Dzeko addressed the journalists present.

When asked about Krunić’s absence, the head coach said:

“Regarding that, I have no new information. His old victory was restored and he received an injection on Monday. I’m sure all the other players are ready. In the last days, everything was under control. I’m sure that everyone will give his maximum in order to get three points, and everyone knows how much those points mean to us.”

When asked how much player injuries will affect the composition of the team, Petev answered:

“There will be changes in the team, because we are missing several players. It will be an opportunity for other players to show their quality. We will announce who will start tomorrow two hours before the match. When it comes to Montenegro, it is a strong national team. They have a lot of experienced players who can bring advantage, but I believe in our team. The psychological aspect is also very important, we must not lose our heads as in some situations before. We have to be cool to play all 90 minutes at a high level. We appreciate and respect the opponent, but I am most interested in how we will play.”

Džeko added that all players were aware of the importance of the upcoming match:

“We worked and trained well. We are glad that we are in such a situation that we can decide on our own ranking in the group, in our stadium and in front of our fans. We know what tomorrow’s victory could bring us. I have a feeling that this is the first gathering in recent times where you can feel positive energy. We had a lot of negative one before, I don’t know why. The team produced good results; tomorrow’s sold-out stadium and the happier journalists in front of us here prove it. And when it’s difficult in this team with a lot of young players, that positive energy will help a lot. The support from the stands will also mean a lot to us.”

The captain also reflected on the previous match with Montenegro:

“The match was generally difficult. When it comes to my individual performance, I was not at 100% level, but the team played well and we controlled the game until the unfortunate conceded goal. They also had some chances, so the result was the most realistic. And the Montenegrins still have a chance to be first in the group, I expect them to be more offensive, but it is certain that it will not be easy. Personally, I feel much better physically today than in Podgorica.”

Our national team players will train tonight at the BH FF TC in Zenica.

TEAM P W D L F A +/- Pt
portugal PORTUGAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
bih BiH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
island ICELAND
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
luksemburg LUXEMBOURG
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
slovacka SLOVAKIA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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