After defeat against Osijek 3-0, Istra’s coach Manolo Márquez   gave his opinion at press conference.

“True, we played well in the first half, especially in the first 30 minutes. Last 15 minutes of the first half weren’t so good, but we managed to go on the break with positive result. Early goal in the second half shocked us, and then penalty ‘killed’ us. Osijek is a great team – very compact, dangerous on set-pieces and on counter attacks. They have started their preseason before us because of Europa league, meanwhile, we’re still in making. We think we need few more weeks and after that, we should be on adequate level, because these are all new players.”