Jurģis Kalns: ”There is a lot to take from this game”

4 July 2023

Following an Optibet Virsliga 21st-round draw against FK Auda (0:0) Valmiera FC head coach Jurgis Kalns shared his comments and thoughts with the media.

Valmiera FC head coach Jurģis Kalns: “Interesting game, maybe it was interesting for the spectators. There is a lot to take from this game as our Euro Cup opponents play in an identical style to what Auda did in the first half. We had prepared, and the second half was much better than the first. We were preparing for the opponent to play the way they did in the second half, but the fact that we saw Mikulić in the game sheet threw us off balance, we thought that he would act as a left defender and not play high up so much, so we put together a picture and realized that probably there are three central defenders. It threw us off balance. During the halftime break, we talked, we executed the plan we had prepared, we also have such a plan for the game, which must be played in eight days. We are satisfied with the performance in the second half, there were a few moments for both us and Auda, both teams did not show their best game, but we are used to the fact that the result was important for both teams. Neither one nor the other opened up to the end, so the result is natural.”

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