TMW EXCLUSIVE – Albanian coach Reja: “Asllani, Kumbulla and Broja need more minutes”


Edy Reja he was the technical committee in Albania for more than three years. Tomorrow he’ll face Italy, it may very well be the final time main the staff of the Balkan nation as a result of his contract will finish in November and after Saturday’s sport with Armenia he will likely be beneath the desk with the President of the Federation to debate his future. It’s respect, it is calm. Because beneath his management, Albania grew to succeed in the play-off stage to qualify for Qatar 2022: 18 factors in Group I behind England and Poland, which gained the final match in Albania. “We tried – Reja himself stated a -. One level towards Poland was sufficient and we misplaced with 10 minutes to go due to a mistake. It’s a disgrace, we did very properly within the double win towards Hungary, we received 18 factors. We had a bit of religion, it was a fantastic second. ”

Are there disappointments?
“It was the final sport, if we had gained we’d have gone to the play-off. And Russia would not be there, so we had a ready street… No disappointments however sooner or later we anticipated it, sure. .”

An ever-rising worldwide staff, with many Italian gamers
“There are many. There is Djimsiti, then Kumbulla who’s an excellent boy however sadly he isn’t getting many locations in Roma. Ismajli is rising up in Empoli, a fantastic scorer. He can be a bit gradual within the possession section soccer. He may very well be an essential participant, if the primary participant. Then Hysaj, Bajrami and Berisha, our captain”.

And the younger Asllani, who’s discovering a couple of locations at Inter
“He has to play. Mine are egocentric phrases, because the coach of Albania: I hope that each and Kumbulla settle for a mortgage in January to get more locations”.

Asllani and Kumbulla did you point out them? What does he say?
“Yes, I informed them. They should not very blissful, however what can we do? I’ve a contract with two large groups. Having stated that, I hope one thing will occur, due to their age they must play quite a bit.”

Your new star performs in England: Chelsea’s Armando Broja
“He has lots of potential. He is a secure participant, 190 cm tall, he has lots of ability and pace, you possibly can’t catch him when he begins. He has just one space, which is management. Of course enjoying 20 or a minimum of half-hour won’t assist him”.

In the summer time there was a line for him: Atalanta, Milan and Naples on his approach
“It’s true, Napoli above all wished him. Giuntoli was , I do know he spoke to us… But he wished to remain at Chelsea, the staff that renewed his contract”.

Maybe De Laurentiis referred to as him to ask for more data
“I discuss to Giuntoli, as a result of he’s the one who makes the switch market. Then after I hear about him, the president does not speak about this, he does not struggle about technical issues. He simply desires to know if the gamers are appropriate. from a bodily standpoint”.

What do you consider this Serie A?
“It’s wonderful, it is a gradual begin for Juventus and then the decline of Inter. The competitors says that Napoli will go all the best way, they’ve a adequate staff. Spalletti has given the staff an enormous enhance and there aren’t any prima donnas “Everything falls. amongst atypical gamers, neither Koulibalys nor Insignes might have had more from a top quality standpoint. restore it. It implies that the staff is working”.

Naples stronger than 91 factors?
“They have one thing further. They play properly and Spalletti did a fantastic job there. But it is a large staff: they carry out one, then one other, and everybody agrees with the coach’s selections. This is essential in a stadium like Naples. that he all the time tries factors like Maradona was, all the time wanting on the picture”.

Now there’s Kvaratskhelia
“It’s true, however he is displaying up now. He’s a bit of bit on everybody’s lips however he isn’t a prima donna. And he isn’t the one one to discover a large one. Have you seen Kim? He has an enormous drawback with the pedal, he recovers at 7-8 spectacular meters. Then give me an honorable point out…”

You are welcome
“I’ve to reward Lobotka. He is loopy about soccer, he has power and a approach that I do not see in different gamers.”

And the opponents?
“Napoli goes very quick, scoring the factors is an odd factor. They are working like loopy, they’re exaggerating. If Napoli draw two as a substitute of profitable, they will nonetheless get there, but when they’re going like this, who will get it?”

What staff are you ready for?
“I count on Mancini to have the ability to give house to those that have had much less. Not a nationwide staff to attempt, however with new issues”.

What did you give about Italy outdoors the World Cup?
“We coaches all the time take into consideration who introduced you to the highest and made you obtain good outcomes, even when this participant is just not properly and doesn’t have the power he had earlier than, the issue is that on this nationwide staff. you do not have time, each sport is essential. From now on, let’s not look one another within the face.”

Many money owed of gratitude, briefly
“We noticed it once more with Lippi in 2010, you continue to wager on different gamers as a result of they let you know they’re good and you consider them, however perhaps it is not like that. I perceive: it is tough to launch essential gamers, however you. do not create a construction with a debt of gratitude. Then there was one other catastrophe, with all of the missed penalties.”

Was it proper to verify the coach after the negotiations in Palermo?
“Yes, in fact. I believed there may very well be a change, however they labored arduous to win the European Championship with a staff that nobody thought might win. They made an incredible staff, they crossed their limits within the European Championship”.

What will likely be his future?
“I’ve an excellent relationship with the president of the Federation, I’m calm. After these friendships we are going to take a couple of days to resolve what to do and then we are going to collect to decide”.

What sport are you wanting ahead to tomorrow?
“When you play towards Italy, there are causes. There is lots of hope for the individuals, the Albanians have lots of respect for the Italians, they watch all our video games and know all of the groups very properly. Albania may be thought of as a rib “Italy and the sport needs to be a celebration, I hope that A superb sport has come out and I hope that Albania will do properly. I’m not saying that I get good outcomes however doing properly, sure. It would imply that I’ve made progress. “.


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