Kosova National Team [General topic]

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Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:32 pm

Aurora Bulkualis wrote:
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Kosova was missing like 3 Top 5 league starters no? Macedonia is still playing Goran Pandev. Muriqi would have been crucial yesterday.
Kosovo was missing 5 starters in Muriqi, Rashica, Rrahmani, Voca and Kryeziu.. their midfield suffered a lot from these absences.

Macedonia was missing Elmas and was playing at a disadvantage without fans being present.

Excuses were available on both sides but I believe that if the two nations were at full strength, Macedonia would still have been a slight favorite to go through.. as was the case before COVID.
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Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:20 am

Princ wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Aurora Bulkualis wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Kosova was missing like 3 Top 5 league starters no? Macedonia is still playing Goran Pandev. Muriqi would have been crucial yesterday.
Kosovo was missing 5 starters in Muriqi, Rashica, Rrahmani, Voca and Kryeziu.. their midfield suffered a lot from these absences.

Macedonia was missing Elmas and was playing at a disadvantage without fans being present.

Excuses were available on both sides but I believe that if the two nations were at full strength, Macedonia would still have been a slight favorite to go through.. as was the case before COVID.
If the match was played in Skopje with fans it would have been a wash the fan support. They would have probably moved the game to somewhere like Prilep or Veles in a small stadium.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:09 pm

The positioning of Muric on that goal..... Dude literally went all the way to the right.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:16 pm

Btw how blessed is Slovenia to have goalkeepers like Handanovic and Oblak?
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:20 pm

Dallku wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:09 pm
The positioning of Muric on that goal..... Dude literally went all the way to the right.
Muric is terrible. Ujkani 2.0
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:57 pm

Plako wrote:
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Dallku wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:09 pm
The positioning of Muric on that goal..... Dude literally went all the way to the right.
Muric is terrible. Ujkani 2.0
If you saw how many blunders he did last season noone would keep him even in superliga. He’s tall and has potential that’s it but Bekaj should be playing instead of him.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:57 am

artan wrote:
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:38 am


The only one I'll give a pass is to Berisha because he was played out of position and I thought he played relatively well. It's not Berisha's fault he had to literally take the ball out of defense and try to link it up with the attackers while four wingers were just out there camping up top.

If they even just had a guy like prime Kukeli to sit in front of the defenders and make simple passes they win. Kosovo just needed some experience and calmness but they had none of that.

I feel bad for them because it was just so unfortunate to have all these guys missing but there not gonna get a chance to qualify like this in a long time.
Even with all the players missing there's absolutely no excuse to have such a weak 2nd half vs a superliga level defence of NMK. Berisha is our best player right now, but if he's to do it all by himself then Celina is surplus as he doesn't add much to the game without the ball on his feet.
It’s tough for any team to miss something like 5 starters. I just think at certain positions they didn’t have warm bodies like in center back, center mid and a true striker.

Tactically speaking the first half was good despite the blunders. Hadergjonaj gave good coverage on the right and Nuhiu was a target man since the possession game was poor for Kosovo.

Second half it became a bit of a mess when he substituted several wingers on. It was like a 4-2-4 formation with four attackers camping and no one able to bring the ball up. Just completely in balanced.

And a lot has to do with how mentally weak the players were. Aliti had a open header in the 90th minute hit him right in the fuckijg face. There were so many weak crosses/corners that couldn’t get past the first line of defense (the English commentator was just amazed at this). And the last 20 minutes it was just deep through balls that had no chance since we had no midfield presence to keep possession and have a balanced attack. And ironically Nuhiu subbed off when long balls could have worked.

On one hand like Kosovo missed a golden choice but if this match was played one month later or
Back in March Kosovo probably wins easy.
Add to all of this Challandes being a tinkerman with FFK very amateurish in every way possible and you have a situation were players that aren't with the team are being called traitors & players in the team are accused of not giving their all.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:40 am

plisi wrote: Add to all of this Challandes being a tinkerman with FFK very amateurish in every way possible and you have a situation were players that aren't with the team are being called traitors & players in the team are accused of not giving their all.
Probably the same people who vote “te pashkolle” as political leaders and hate on VV.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Tbh, it's probably the same people who used to call Xhaka and Shaqiri traitors lol. It's just a phase and it'll be over in a few years once they realize how fucking hard it is to qualify
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:59 pm

It's crazy how high Kosova was riding on last year and how terrible they are this year. I still like that they haven't resorted to defensive football and continue to play high tempo attacking football despite not having the right ingredients for doing so.

The fans are beyond toxic. The day before games players are "champions" and "legends" the next day after a loss they're utter shit.
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