Some players are familiar with the challenges this league will throw up and others less so, but Ivić refused to be drawn into commenting on individual performances, insisting the success or failure of the team is down to a collective effort.
“The players were much better in the second half. When I speak about the team, I speak for all the team,” he said.
“We have 11 players on the pitch, we cannot split and say some of them played good, and some not so good. I’m coach of one team and I want to talk about the team.
“It’s the second game in the Championship, there are lots of tough teams, a lot of good players and we need to grow all together, game by game, to improve some things, some details, especially from the first 45 minutes.”