Dejan Iliev had another bad day in goal for Jagellonia Białystok on Saturday, and we spoke to a local journalist for his report on the Legia Warsaw clash.
Iliev was on the wrong end of a rout as Legia Warsaw thrashed the loanee’s current side over the weekend.
Unfortunately, this weekend was more like Iliev’s difficult debut. Read on for Eryk’s match report.
Legia Warsaw 4-0 Jagiellonia Białystok
Another weekend, another bad day for Dejan Iliev in the Polish Ekstraklasa. On Saturday afternoon, Jagiellonia were facing league leaders Legia Warszawa – and they got completely played off the park.
Iliev’s side put in an abysmal display and it’s hard to blame the Arsenal loanee for shipping four goals. Well, except for the third one.
A run of embarrassing mishaps (to be fair, by both the defenders and attackers) led to one of the scrappiest goals you’ll ever see. Unfortunately, Dejan was at the heart of it all.
— Tomasz Szczygieł 📡 (@TomekSzczygiel) February 22, 2020
Overall, Iliev faced 8 shots on target on the day and saved exactly half of them – though none of the stops were particularly impressive.
Three games into the year Jagiellonia seem to be one of the worst-performing sides of the Ekstraklasa. Certainly the most disappointing, considering the quality of their players.
Worryingly, the Champions League-experienced manager Ivaylo Petev has so far failed to instil any sort of clear footballing idea into his new team.
While Arsenal perhaps thought they’re sending their man to one of the league’s stronger clubs, Iliev seems to have ended up in a lacklustre side devoid of both organisation and desire. The goalie himself doesn’t look like an inspiring figure that could thrive in these circumstances either.