First question is obvious, how was Turkey?
We closed a very successful training camp with the team. The first and most important thing is that from the beginning until the end everybody was healthy, only Buzekovic was injured, unfortunately he was kicked and after he became injured.
The guys worked well, the trainings and the matches showed that we are on the right track. Every player got the opportunity to improve, I am satisfied with the result of our preparation in Turkey.
The purple-white footballers played 5 times in Belek. Which training match was your favourite?
My opinion is that our game against Crvena Zvezda was the most important for us and we played the best on that match also. Unfortunately, we did not win but we showed what we are capable of, what we want to do on the pitch against a really good opponent.
We made an interview before the training camp, where you mentioned that the focus will be on the tactical elements. How was/is the process regarding this part of the play?
Yes, and I would like to mention my previous answer, you could see against Crvena Zvezda, on what we worked on, how we would like to play. Most of the boys understood what I expect from them, but, of course, this is a special area, on which we continuously work with the team, we continuously improve it.
We played 5 preparation games in Turkey, and we will play two more at home also. We never played so many games before, it was the original concept? Why is it good to play so many friendly matches?
First of all, we have footballers for two teams, and as I mentioned before, everybody needs match minutes, it is not enough to play against each other during trainings. That was the reason, why we played more games this year, like before, therefore the coach staff could also see, how the players perform, what they could implement we asked from them. I tried to make different line-ups, asked players to play on different position and I also rotated the boys on the games to give everybody chance to play. On the remaining two games will be interesting, because we will play against opponents, who play similar football, like our rivals at the championships, therefore these games will be a good test for us. Finally, during the lot of games the players have the chance to show what they are capable of and I could make later our best starting eleven.