Ljubisa Tumbakovic Selector…
-We still exist mathematically. Realistically, we have minimal chances. We will strive to achieve the best possible result while leaving the best possible impression. By the barrage we want to make an additional selection of players, but also a result. When I play, I want to win, make a good result – said Ljubisa Tumbakovic at a press conference in Stara Pazova.
A friendly match with Paraguay followed, followed by a qualifying match against Lithuania.
-We create an atmosphere that should be part of the ultimate success, that is, the achievement of the goal. We will try to improve some things, raise them to a higher level and get closer to the players and us. Seven days were very small to get to know each other better. We are now entering another project.
The barrage to go to the European Championships through the League of Nations playoffs is at the end of March…
-We have space to try some players in October and November, see how much they can help us. The circumstances of the matches we played in September helped us get into this situation, act like this. When you say half a year, you think that there is enough time, and when you come into reality you say it is small. There is time and space, said Ljubisa Tumbakovic.
Captain Alexander Kolarov sees Serbia at the European Championship…
-We are not mathematically dead in qualifications, but it will be very difficult. There is also a barrage, we are better than Norway on paper, but it is thankless to speak because it is far, there is still a long time to go. I think we deserve it and I hope we will go to the European Championship – said Alexander Kolarov.
Serbia has a modest chance of qualifying for the European Championships, but in March follows the playoffs of the League of Nations, where the triumph brings the standings.
-Anyone who understands the matter can see that we had mistakes against Portugal, but that, in my opinion, we did a lot of tasks and could have gone the other way if we had not scored in the last few minutes of the first half. We felt we had the quality and could provide what was expected of us.