The head coach of the Slovenian national football team Matjaz Kek spoke about the defeat of his team from the Russian national team (1: 2) in the match of the second round of the qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup.
“Congratulations to the Russian team on a well-deserved victory. The opponent used what we offered them. Two difficult games are left behind. Now let’s think about Cyprus. The question is that we reacted badly to long programs, and Dziuba does not forgive this. In the last minutes they wanted to equalize the score, but this did not bring any result. Now our streak has ended without defeats. You need to start a new one. Again, we reacted badly to diagonals. At the same time, there were many good things, but the match was lost. Although after the victory over Croatia there was no euphoria. Now you need to look at the next meetings. We understand our mistakes and will try not to repeat them in the future, ”Keck said at a press conference.
Artyom Dzyuba scored both goals of the Russian national team in the match with Slovenia.
Earlier it was reported that Dziuba’s double helped the Russian national team beat Slovenia in the qualification of the 2022 World Cup.