"Playing in the Club World Cup not just once but three times is an incredible personal achievement. I told the technical staff and my team-mates before the game that this was going to be my lucky year,” Koprivcic told FIFA.com.
“I played for a different team in the last two years and we didn’t win a single game. This year we won our first match [2-0 against UAE representatives Al Ahly], so it was definitely third time lucky and great for me on a personal level.“As a striker my job is to score goals and it’s important to me. Unfortunately I haven’t had many opportunities and, quite simply, if you don’t get the chances, you can’t score the goals," continued the Auckland City forward.
“We must forget our defeat against Atlante in the quarter-final and focus on winning our next game. I don’t know if we’ll play with the same formation that we’ve used so far, but I want to play and of course it would be fantastic if I could score. I have never played against an African team before so it will be a totally new experience for me."
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com