All that’s left is a big competition: Matjaž Kek will equal the number of games from his first term in Copenhagen (the numbers don’t lie)
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Slovenia will make history on Friday, exactly 24 years after clinching a historic qualification to Euro 2000 in snowy Kiev. Once again they try to secure a place at the big event. A draw in Ukraine was enough, but Slovenia will need a win in Copenhagen. If it does, Matjaž Kek will equal Srečko Katanec and become only the second person in history to lead Slovenia to both the European and World Championships.
Matjaž Kek tasted the World Cup in 2010 v South Africa, now that we are just one step away from Euro 2024, it is interesting to note the following: in a match where Slovenia could win a ticket for the Euro 2024 because Maribor Citizen equals the number of matches played on the national team bench in his second term of office.
The older Matjaž Kek is better than the younger, but…
Matjaž Kek led the Slovenian national team in 49 matches between 2007 and 2011, with 20 wins and 20 losses and 9 draws. It is interesting to note that, statistically speaking, Matjaž Kek number 2 has already surpassed Matjaž Kek number 1.
The former player, who spent a good part of his career in Austria, has managed Slovenia in 48 matches since November 2018, recording 23 wins, 14 draws and 11 defeats. Kek’s current Slovenia also scored more goals than his first one (75:61) and conceded fewer (43:45).
The statistics don’t really lie and say that the older Kek is better than the younger Kek. But when he was younger, he was in South Africa… So all the older one needs is a big competition. We have no doubt that he will succeed. And who knows, maybe it will happen on Friday… 24 years after that dream Kiev.
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