Benjamin Verbič left out of the squad and also without a place on the bench: the reason is the problems from the last club match, Matjaž Kek didn’t want to take any risks
Some were convinced that the match against Northern Ireland started in the starting eleven, but in the end he wasn’t even on the bench. But not because the selector Matjaž Kek doesn’t want him there. The reason why Benjamin Verbič missed Thursday night’s game at Stožice is simple: the winger is suffering from a minor health problem. As Matjaž Kek explained, the latter are related to the last club match.
“During the warm-up for the last Panathinaikos game, he felt a muscle pain. He left the pitch, he didn’t play, he was taken off the pitch. When he returned home, we immediately sent him for a detailed MRI scan, which showed nothing major. However, there was not enough time to get it ready for the game. Benjamin was really ready to play, but we thought it would be better if he didn’t. A little extra therapy and intensive training will do him good and I hope he will be ready for San Marino. Most importantly, the MRI confirmed that the injury is not serious,“, said the Slovenian selector after the 4:2 victory over Northern Ireland.
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