Jurgis Kalns: ”We had to wait three years for such a victory”

26 July 2023

Following the UEFA Conference League qualifying second round, first-leg win against SP Tre Penne (3:0) Valmiera FC head coach Jurgis Kalns shared his comments and thoughts with the media.

Valmiera FC head coach Jurģis Kalns: “I congratulate Valmiera on the first, historic victory at the European level. We had to wait three years for such a victory, but we expected it. In games like this, with teams like this, you have to press high, like we did today. We must not let ourselves breathe, the team has years of experience and we physically saw that they were not ready. The task was to press them already in the first half, but it was not possible to score the first goal quickly. After the scored goal, we lost the initiative a bit, but at the beginning of the second half, we reoriented a bit, took possession of the ball, quickly scored the second and then the third goal, and then the fate of the game was already decided.”

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