DINAMO was defeated in the first quarter-finals of the Europa League. At the Maximir Stadium, Villarreal was better than the home team, and Gerard Moreno won 1-0 in the penalty shootout. The Croatian champion will look for opportunities to participate in the semifinals of the competition within a week.
”A contradictory game. We dominated the first half, but admitted a goal. In the sequel, Villarreal performed better. We are not higher, we must be happy that it ends at 0:1. The results are positive and there are opportunities. 0:1 is the result we can achieve. “We are in the game,” said the coach of the Damir Kirznar team, adding:
“The reason we fell was because the player was eager to get something, and in this eagerness, we did something that we were not prepared for. If necessary, Villarreal can hold the ball for two minutes. We did not have the patience to wait, but let me say again, we have a chance. Petkovic showed that he can do it, but this is not the real Petko, but he and Guardiola will do more in 7 days Preparation. From this aspect, we can hope that Dynamo will be more fully prepared.”
Bruno Petković also commented on the game:
”We were equal to them except for the last 10-15 minutes, but we lost the game due to an unfortunate penalty failure. The game is 90 minutes away and everything is open. “
“We know there is a very difficult game ahead of us. If we want to make a difference in the second game, we need to increase the speed. It is not easy to defend with them. They are excellent technicians and they can move the ball. Moved from one side of the field to the other and it was difficult to follow. However, I think we can do more. Today, we defended most of the game. In return, we should be more ferocious and attack them with men “, Joshko Guardiol added.