- 18.45 Thursday: Bodo/Glimt – Club Brugge
Bodo (Dagbladet): in Scottish the sun Ronny Deila, who now coaches Belgian club Club Brugge, has been quoted as saying that he is capable of coaching Real Madrid.
The case has been cited in several Norwegian media. On Wednesday, the day before Brugge’s meeting with Bodo/Glimt, Della was confronted with the statement of Netavisen’s correspondent.
– I did not participate in a single Scottish interview. “It’s just that every word written was in Scotland,” said Della, who broke off with a smile on his face when he realized what the question was about.
– It’s been taken out of context so it’s flimsy. He continued: “They have to fill a few pages in some newspapers.”
After four consecutive draws and a disappointing start to the season, the Norwegian coach received widespread criticism in the Belgian media.
– There is always pressure to win in Bruges, and we handle that well. But performance is variable, and we are fully aware of that, and we talk about it every day, Dilla answers.
– Just ask Solskjaer
He jokes that he would love to have the chance to coach Real Madrid, but he also makes clear the message he would like to get across. He’s sitting on ballast which means he can now handle the pressure in Bruges.
Deila coached Celtic for several years, and in recent years he was in New York City and Standard Liege in Belgium.
Being a coach at the highest level in Europe is a huge amount of pressure. Just ask Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about that. Celtic are a difficult football team, you have to learn how to deal with that. Without saying anything negative about Strømsgodset or Glimt, but it’s a completely different world and pressure that can’t be compared, Dilla explains.
– A lot of suffering
He believes that his years abroad strengthened him as a coach. It highlights challenges such as having to motivate in another language, as well as learning to drive in a different and stricter culture than Norwegian.
“Through great suffering, I feel that I have reached the position I am in today,” he concludes.
Brugge drew in their first group stage match in the Conference League, in what Glimt coach Ketil Knutsen referred to as a steal. On the other hand, Glimt lost away to Lugano in Switzerland.
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