Miralem Pjanic admits Division A of the UEFA Nations League is currently too heavy
To be a place for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team to compete, after they were confirmed to be relegated.
Pjanic admits Bosnia’s tough to compete in Division A
This assurance was obtained when Bosnia lost 1-3 to the host Netherlands in the fifth match of Division A Group 1 (A1). At the Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Sunday local time (Monday WIB).
The defeat left Bosnia stuck at the bottom of Group A1 with a collection of two points. And it is certain to be relegated to Division B even though there is still one game left to play.
Pjanic, who is on the captain’s armband, said in this match there was a clear difference in quality between Bosnia and the Netherlands, especially in terms of experience.
This is a difference compared to the first meeting of the two teams which ended in a zero draw in Bosnia last month.
“In the previous meeting we performed very well against the Netherlands, but this time you can clearly see the difference in the quality of the two teams,” Pjanic said after the match was quoted from the official UEFA website.
“They are much stronger and more experienced than us. It is difficult for us to compete, “he added.
The certainty of being relegated to the Nations League Division B seems to be two consecutive bad luck experienced by Bosnia, just a month after they failed to win a ticket to the EURO 2020 finals because they lost on penalties against Northern Ireland in the semifinals of the Playoff Line B.
This failure at the same time made head coach Dusan Bajevic announce the decision to leave his position after the Nations League group phase ended.
“I think Division A is too much for us at the moment. We are giving our best, but it is not enough, ”said Pjanic.
“Now we can only make preparations for the last match against Italy and try to close the performance strongly at home,” he concluded.