Postuar nga 03 Oct 2017
03 October 2017 – A minimum loss of 1: 0 against a much internationally experienced opponent such as Austria for the Kosovo National Team U19 is not disappointing at all, but we would say it is a boost for the other two matches. At the opening of the pre-qualification matches for the European Championship “Finland 2018”, the U-19 National Team players showed and proved a quality with an exceptionally good performance. The Austrians had nothing more from the match than a goal they scored and Kosovo’s National Team accepted it so naively as a result of the lack of experience. Same as the first half that was equal and that was closed without goals, the second half was the same not considering the goal scored in the 56th minute that was easily scored by Lema. Our National Team had even some chances to score and seriously jeopardized the rival goal, but failed to score. It should be noted that Austria’s National Team stems from football schools starting from the age U-15 who have jointly reached the age U-19. Therefore, this made them win this match thanks to the lack of our inexperience.
Declared after the game:
Ramiz Krasniqi, Selector: I congratulate the boys for their commitment and good performance in this match against Austria. I think we had our chances but got a naïve goal thanks to our lack of experience. As we know, in addition to only the gatherings, we have not managed to play friendly matches with big teams, which would help us gain experience and add quality. It remains to work hard, not to give up in no way and achieve good results in other matches.
Gentrit Limani, footballer. We suffered a goal because of our guilt as we lack experience, while our opponent has been playing together for five years, they know each-other very well. However, I think that we also engaged and we had our chances.