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Beqiraj backs Dinamo to keep improving

Published: Thursday 9 August 2012, 11.10CET
Fatos Beqiraj was relieved GNK Dinamo Zagreb produced when it mattered having played "really badly" recently, with FC Sheriff's Miral Samardžić bemoaning a 4-0 defeat.
by Elvir Islamović
from Stadion Maksimir
Published: Thursday 9 August 2012, 11.10CET

Beqiraj backs Dinamo to keep improving

Fatos Beqiraj was relieved GNK Dinamo Zagreb produced when it mattered having played "really badly" recently, with FC Sheriff's Miral Samardžić bemoaning a 4-0 defeat.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb striker Fatos Beqiraj is convinced the Croatian title holders will continue to improve having secured their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs. FC Sheriff captain Miral Samardžić, meanwhile, was rueful his side made so many mistakes in Wednesday's 4-0 defeat, which completed a 5-0 aggregate loss.

Fatos Beqiraj, Dinamo forward
We are under pressure. We have been playing really badly but we have a unified team. We got a valuable win tonight which guarantees the Europa League at least but that is not our goal – we would like to qualify for the Champions League. Now we are waiting. We will see who we are going to play and we will try to go through.

Of course we will improve – we showed that in this match. In every match we try to improve, so we will see. I think I'm improving. You know I need time to get in form, but I scored in the last two matches, so I am happy with that. The most important thing is that we qualified. The atmosphere inside the stadium was fantastic. Now we have to get a good rest and move on.

Miral Samardžić, Sheriff defender
Impressions? What can I say, Dinamo deserved to win. They played better than us. There were lots of mistakes today and they took every chance they had so deserved to win. It was not good for us, nothing went well and we deserved to lose.

I don't think they are that much better than us, but we made lots of mistakes and they made the most of everything. However, I really don't think the 4-0 scoreline reflects the real difference between the teams because they are not that much better.

That said, Dinamo are a good club and I know them from when I played in Slovenia. They play in the Europa League, if not the Champions League, nearly every year. As for our ambitions, we have two more matches and we will try to qualify for the Europa League. We should step back, have a little talk and reflect on what happened today, that's it.

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