Milevski and Ristovski: Finland and Azerbaijan as a rehearsal for the European qualifiers

Published on 16 Ноември, 2022 in News, News

The head coach of the Macedonian national team, Blagoja Milevski and the captain Stefan Ristovski spoke at an official press conference about the expectations from the match against Finland, which we will play tomorrow at the National Arena "Todor Proeski" in Skopje.

Blagoja Milevski - head coach of the Macedonian A national team:

"The League of Nations is behind us. We expect two games against Finland and Azerbaijan as a warm-up before the qualifiers in March. Of course, we will try different variants that will be useful for everything that awaits us in the qualifying matches. I insisted to play with quality opponents, Finland is a super team, it is no coincidence that they are in the second drum for the European qualification groups. The match will show us or give us direction that should be changed or kept for what awaits us in the group stage as well. You know we have a quality group and that's why we need these controls with quality opponents.

"There will be some changes, especially since the last matches gave us some directions, especially in the realization that we need to improve." At that moment I was not satisfied, I hope in the future we will change that segment.

Stefan Ristovski - captain of the Macedonian A national team:

"Are we feeling season fatigue?" Yes, especially I had many matches in Dinamo starting from June. But maybe for some players who have little playing time they will come in handy. We should not look for an alibi, everyone should dream of playing for the national team which is sacred. We have to do these two matches in the most professional way and I believe that we will do that.

"Every player's priority is to win, especially when playing for the national team. I don't know any player who just wants to log minutes. Regardless of the past results, every match is good for us and confidence can be raised through such matches. It is very easy to lose confidence, but it is difficult to gain it. That's why such matches are needed"

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