Defender Jaka Bijol heads into Euro 2024 with confidence: ‘Conditions must not be an excuse, all six points must be the goal’
It goes without saying that Jaka Bijol is one of the players who will play an extremely important role in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Korošec player has developed into an excellent defender in the last period, even though he was used to playing more in the middle of the park. As a defender, he is now impressing in neighbouring Italy, where he is playing well in the
he’s also attracting the attention of bigger clubs. Some time ago, for example, it was even suggested that he was on the
Inter Milan’s radar
It remains to be seen where Jaka Bijol will play club football next season, but there is no doubt where he wants to be after it is over. At the European Championships in Germany.
“We are heading into the qualifiers, which is a great opportunity for all of us. We have a common goal and more than enough motivation to achieve it,“, said the 24-year-old footballer, who has 35 appearances in the jersey with the national crest, upon his arrival in Brdo pri Kranju.
We all talk about it a bit too much…
Slovenia will start its journey towards Euro 2024 in Kazakhstan, where the playing conditions will be very specific. Temperatures are currently well below freezing and the match will be played on an artificial turf pitch. But this is something Jaka Bijol does not want to think about. “We all talk about it a bit too much… Logically, we will have to get used to different conditions. And we will. But that should not be an excuse, nor should it affect the final result,“, the former CSKA Moscow player said confidently.
Jaka Bijol will return to Udine disappointed if Slovenia doesn’t win all six points in the March deadline. “The target should be six points. Of course, many things can happen in football, and there are things you can’t control. But we have to do everything we can to win six points,” says the footballer, who is valued at €10 million by Transfermarkt. This makes it twice as expensive as
the most expensive Kazakh footballer
Personal expectations very high
“Let’s not run away from the role of favourite. Not at all. My personal expectations are very high. My form is also right, I feel very good. I believe I will show all this in the national jersey,” hopes Jaka Bijol, who also used the conversation with journalists to call on the fans.I hope as many of them as possible will come to the home game. That they will come to cheer for us, even if the opponent is San Marino. I am confident that the attendance will be good. We lit a spark with last year’s performances, now we just need to make sure it spreads.”
Slovenia will play in Kazakhstan on Thursday, with the match at the 30 ,244-seater Astana Arena kicking off at 21:00. 16:00 local time and 16:00 Slovenian time. The match against San Marino will take place on Sunday, with kick-off in Ljubljana at 18:00. hours.
This text was automatically translated using AI.