Jurgis Kalns: ”Happy to win a very important game”

18 September 2023

Following an Optibet Virsliga 29th-round win against FK Liepaja (4:1) Valmiera FC head coach Jurgis Kalns shared his comments and thoughts with the media.

Valmiera FC head coach Jurģis Kalns: “Happy to win a very important game. Today we had a big game and we felt the best in these games. We executed the game plan, we played a little differently. They probably had more possession at the beginning, we expected them to give it back right away. As soon as we saw that Liepaja was trying to play football, trying to press us high – we were happy about that. We know which areas stay in the middle, we know which areas stay behind, and as soon as Liepaja tried to do it, it became easier for us. After the first goal, there was a feeling that three, even four, could be scored here today. It’s a pity that we didn’t realize the penalty kick, but we’re glad that after 3-0, we continued to control the game well. That one goal was completely unnecessary, we cannot afford to let this in, we talked about it, and we will talk and show it. No matter what the result is, or how the game goes, we must not allow such episodes, especially on our side of the pitch. This goal brought Liepaja back into the game, they tried to score the second goal. It is understandable that when we let in, there is a kind of pressure both for the players on the field and for us on the bench. 70th minute, everything can still change, we must not get into this situation, we will have to deal with it. Of course, I also want to thank the team’s supporters, who came to Liepāja in large numbers, you were fantastic.”

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