Following an Optibet Virsliga fifteenth-round victory against Tukums 2000/Telms (3:0) teams head coach Jurgis Kalns shared his thoughts with the media.
Valmiera FC head coach Jurgis Kalns: ”A huge contrast between this and the previous match when the pitch was moist and fast, a game with many emotions then here, today Kristaps had already told me that the grass will be taller than it should be and that the pitch won’t be watered, we knew about it. That, of course, did affect players psychologically, there is a lack of speed, the ball isn’t moving well and they begin to think that something is wrong but it’s just in their heads. There are players that can adjust to any pitch and there are other ones that think that something is wrong and that they have heavy legs and he is tired. In my opinion, we had to get through that and we spoke about it during the half-time. The most important thing in this game was to earn three points without any cards or injuries. I think that we accomplished that. Yes, the execution wasn’t the best but everything will settle in its place. There are times when everything is flying into the net, but in the next game the opponent can’t score a goal, then we better stay with 3:0 instead of scoring seven. We leave the luggage of goals to score for the next games.”