24 years after the first qualification for the European Championship, Matjaž Kek didn’t take off his cap: ‘To avoid repeating myself, I’ll rather lift the hood in front of the guys!
Source of photo: Sport TV (screenshot)
Matjaž Kek. A giant of Slovenian football. A man who has succeeded, as only one Slovenian has ever done. But Srečko Katanec is no longer the only one. Now Matjaž Kek is here too. A Maribor man who likes to talk – more and more coherently than Srečko Katanec. And on the pitch… Both of them helped us realise our dreams. Srečko Katanec at the turn of the millennium, Matjaž Kek 24 years after the first Slovenian football fairy tale.
When Srečko Katanec managed to get to Kiev in the snow in 1999 Euro 2000, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Slovenians,” Srečko Katanec wished his countrymen well before the upcoming holidays.
Kek did not go that far. “It’s all too fast. But let this be a greeting to everyone today. That is the best we can wish our compatriots. We have done an amazing deal. It’s an incredible story,“, said an elated Matjaž Kek in front of the Šport TV cameras, as the sky above Ljubljana began to weep with happiness.
Matjaž Kek put a hood on his head, but took it off quite quickly.I will not say hats off to the boys, because I would be repeating myself. So I’d better take my hood off! But let’s stop it being about who is better. Let Slovenia stand together. It was the signature of Slovenian football. Now is the time to look forward!”
We’ll just add: Matjaž, hats off! And thank you for everything…
This text was automatically translated using AI.