How the painful Serbian slap in the face has left us completely shaken: after Belgrade, Slovenia played 14 matches, recorded 9 wins and lost only once!
Slovenia has taken another major and extremely important step towards Euro 2024. The final tournament in Germany is now very close indeed. Within reach. Slovenia, which leads the Group H standings with two rounds to go. They have 19 points; the same as Denmark and four more than Kazakhstan.
If we had celebrated in Copenhagen next month, the mission would have been successfully completed. A draw or a loss would have been enough for a point in the last round at home to Kazakhstan. We are so close, in fact, that we really must not fail now…
Slovenia won its fourth consecutive match in Northern Ireland, keeping the net intact for the third time in a row. She has won five times in seven matches this year and lost only once – only a bad day in Finland. Nothing else.
It is also interesting to note that this was the only defeat for Matjaz Kek ‘s squad in more than a year. After that painful Serbian slap in Belgrade, where Slovenia lost 1:4 in the Nations League, everything went uphill. This was more than obviously a slap in the face that finally woke up Kek’s protégés. Since returning from the Serbian capital, Slovenia has played 14 matches and – as mentioned – lost only once. It won nine times and recorded four more draws.
Matjaž Kek said after the victory in Belfast that Slovenia had achieved a victory that serves as the final proof that the generation that has finally and definitively come of age is at work. So the next step is logical: let’s go to Euro 2024! We have waited a long time for this moment. Too long. And now it is our time again. Time to enjoy.
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