Dinamo expressed their desire to have the two young Slovenians play against Hajduk, but… Mark Kerin and Sven Šunta preferred the Cadet team
The Slovenian U17 national team is on the verge of the first round of qualification for the next European Championship. Selector Aleksandar Radosavljević and his team are heading to Stara Pazova to face Luxembourg (21st October), Azerbaijan (24th October) and Serbia (27th October). Mark Kerin and Sven Šunta are also on the national team, but they find themselves in a very interesting, some might even say ungrateful, position before the meeting.
Two young men earn their living in neighbouring Croatia, their employer is a giant Dinamo. The Zagreb players are preparing for the cadet derby against Hajduk on 22nd October, and the young Slovenians’ club has expressed its wish to have Sven Šunta and Mark Kerin to help the team against the Dalmatians, who will be the hosts of the match.
Why, it is clear. The two young men are important members of Dinamo, their role is far from negligible. They will be sorely missed by the blues at Maksimir Stadium that Dinamo has expressed its wish for the duo to stay in the Croatian capital during the national team campaign. It would be hard to say that they were under pressure, but the desire was clear.
However, Mark Kerin and Sven Šunta decided to answer the call from home, preferring Slovenia to Dinamo. The latter – whose cadets lead the Cadet League 1 standings with a seven-point lead over Hajduk – finally agreed with and respected their decision.
It goes without saying that Mark Kerin and Sven Shunta deserve nothing but praise for their gesture. It’s also undoubtedly great to know that we have footballers with such a high level of national belonging…
This text was automatically translated using AI.