Darije Kalezic: “I left Europe to Win Trophies”

Wellington Phoenix coach Darije Kalezic admits his side is still developing as one in the teams 1-0 loss to Melbourne City on Saturday night.

The Bosnian admitted that Wellington is going through a new structure, and they are not rushing the progress of the side.

“It’s the process of it taking time, Wellington are not great at the beginning of the season,” he said.

“Everything is realistic, and we are getting compliments on how we play.”

Kalezic mentioned that he didn’t leave Europe to show how good the Phoenix can play, but wants to win silverware which has alluded the Nixes since coming into the A-League.

“I didn’t leave Europe to show how good we can play in the A-League, I leave my career in Europe to win trophies,” he said.

“My bar is really high, I’m a coach who wants to be there where I can be able to play for trophies.”

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Wellington Phoenix coach Darije Kalezic post game at AAMI Park on Saturday night

The Bosnian praised his team for digging deep, and playing consistent football. However, he mentions that you can’t win matches unless you score goals.

“We scored two goals in the previous game, that’s a lot. Today we had no luck with the chances at goals.”

Wellington will try to bounce back against Brisbane Roar, who play Newcastle Jets tomorrow afternoon and get the home field advantage next weekend at Westpac Stadium.

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