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Jurčić satisfied with Dinamo's final fling

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 0.42CET
Krunoslav Jurčić wants more improvement from GNK Dinamo Zagreb next year after their last-gasp first goal of the group stage against FC Dynamo Kyiv, who "stood tall" in testing conditions.

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Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 0.42CET

Jurčić satisfied with Dinamo's final fling

Krunoslav Jurčić wants more improvement from GNK Dinamo Zagreb next year after their last-gasp first goal of the group stage against FC Dynamo Kyiv, who "stood tall" in testing conditions.

Krunoslav Jurčić, Dinamo coach
We have to be satisfied. We all wanted that goal and that point and we were rewarded at the end. I want to thank all the people who came to the stadium in these awful weather conditions and I want to thank previous coach Ante Čačić, who worked with the team most of this season. It is a big motivation for us to continue working hard and to be an equal opponent in the Champions League.

The weather changed our tactics. I sent on Ivan Krstanović because we had to play higher balls and it turned out a good decision. We conceded that strange goal at the end of the first half and we all were thinking 'not again'. But the players left everything they could on the pitch and I am satisfied.

Oleksiy Mykhailychenko, Dynamo assistant coach
It was a battle, a clash of characters in some ways. These were the main elements tonight. Zagreb were first to adapt to the pitch and had all the chances to open the scoring. We were a bit lucky to strike first, but at the same time they had some luck to score in the final minute.

Anyway, we have ended this year well enough. It's a pity we let the victory slip away from our hands. We somehow helped Zagreb to score their first goal in the group. I'm glad that players who rarely see the snow showed character and stood tall. Matches like this test your fighting qualities.

Last updated: 06/12/12 1.30CET

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