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Gjurovski hails courageous FYR Macedonia

Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 0.30CET
FYR Macedonia coach Bosko Gjurovski hailed a performance of "courage and determination" after a late winner beat a Luxembourg side who found it "very hard to lose like this".
by Emil Gasevski
from National Arena Filip II Macedonian
Gjurovski hails courageous FYR Macedonia
Besart Abdurahimi runs off in celebration after scoring Macedonia's late winner ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 0.30CET

Gjurovski hails courageous FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia coach Bosko Gjurovski hailed a performance of "courage and determination" after a late winner beat a Luxembourg side who found it "very hard to lose like this".

• Bosko Gjurovski dedicates home win to former goalkeeper Petar Milosevski
FYR Macedonia coach praises his side's "courage and determination"
Opposite number Luc Holtz says it's "very hard" to lose to 92nd minute goal
Match report – FYR Macedonia 3-2 Luxembourg
Ukraine v FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg v Spain (12 October)

Bosko Gjurovski, FYR Macedonia coach
Firstly, I want to congratulate my players on the win. We dedicate this victory to the tragically deceased [former Macedonia goalkeeper] Petar Milosevski. The second-half substitutes changed the game – which was my intention – especially Besart Abdurahimi.

Regarding the injuries to Daniel Mojsov and Muhamed Demiri, who collided, the decision is up to the medical staff and we also have an injury to Agim Ibraimi who I had to bring off. We should be pleased with the way we got the three points, with courage and real determination. On Sunday against Ukraine, I have to say that we will play in the same way – offensively and as always trying to do our best.

Luc Holtz, Luxembourg coach
It is very hard to lose in this way. The first 15 to 20 minutes were very hard for us, but after our first goal we were the better team. We were very unlucky at the end because Macedonia scored in the dying minutes. The goal was great for the spectators but very hard on us. Nevertheless, we will meet Macedonia again in Luxembourg and hopefully the result will be better for us. We will try our best in all of our games, but it will be difficult if we concede in the final minutes.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.32CET

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