Former national team player Marinko Galić highlights Kek’s two key moves on the road to success: Stojanović and Bijol score goals
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Slovenia passed the Euro 2024 qualification challenge in October with flying colours. Matjaz Kek ‘s squad entered the tournament in Germany in November and a point from the match against Kazakhstan would have been enough to confirm their place at the Old Continent tournament. The game is sold out 33 days before kick-off. Marinko Galić is one of those who are enthusiastic about the Slovenian national team.
The former footballer, who wore the Slovenia jersey 66 times in his rich career and played at both Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, highlighted two of Kek’s biggest tactical and personnel victories.
“I agree with Matjaz Kek’s assessment that the game was not pretty to the eye, but it was necessary for this moment in the competition. Pragmatic, unwatchable at times, but 100% on results. Unlike the previous two qualifiers, Matjaž has made two phenomenal changes that have had a significant impact on our team’s play and results, namely moving Stojanović more forward, where he puts pressure on the opposition’s back line with his tireless running, helps in defensive tasks in his own half, and manages to do a lot of good things in attacking actions as well.,” he told for portal eKoroška the 53-year-old former football player of Koper, Maribor, Rudar, Interblock and some foreign clubs told today.
Marinko Galić: “An example for young boys”
Marinko Galić, who has also played in the Champions League, added: “Matjaž’s second goal is the switch of Bijola from full-back to central defender, where he plays more than excellently. The fact is that, in an ideal group for us, we have a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the new competition system and qualify for Euro 2024 as the runner-up. This would raise interest in football again, and especially set an example for young boys that it is possible to succeed in football even from one small country.“
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