Joao Henriques satisfied with Olimpija’s image in Azerbaijan: “We have proved that our club has a bright future”
They dreamt of the Champions League, they hoped for the Europa League, and they confirmed their ticket for the Conference League. Qarabag was too strong an opponent, but Olimpija sold its skin dearly. Dragons coach Joao Henriques is happy with the image his charges showed away in Baku.
“We played a very good game in Baku. After a home game that was not our best, we proved that we can pick ourselves up. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way. The referee made some decisions, like the 11th-minute penalty for the home team, which were questionable and we disagree with them. But at the end of the qualification period, I have to say that I am extremely proud of the players, they did their job. They created opportunities, they proved that Olimpija has a bright future,” is for
Today, Olympia will take part in the
the draw for the group stage
but the Green and Whites have no time to celebrate, says Joao Heniques: “Now we have to prepare for the group stage of the conference league. We are very ambitious, we even had the chance to play in the group stage of the Champions League and then the Europa League. However, it is the first time for Olimpija to play a European group stage, we wanted to do that and of course we are happy. First we have a home game against Mura, then the national team break. It will be busy, but we can’t wait. The ball dance will also be very interesting.“