Jaka Bijol is not too worried about Denmark’s personnel problems: “We certainly won’t relax too much about that!”
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On Monday, Brdo pri Kranju hosted the last Slovenian national football team meeting of this year. The next time Matjaž Kek and his players are together, we will know whether they will play at Euro 2024 or not. Jaka Bijol will also play a very, very important role in the Slovenian national team in the last two qualification matches, as he returned home with a good traveling experience – he was selected in Italy as the Udinese MVP in October.
However, Korošec admitted that it was nice to be back home again. “We all couldn’t wait to be here again. And indeed, the month has gone by quickly,“, said Jaka Bijol upon his arrival at the National Football Centre in Gorenjska.
The pillar of the Slovenian defence is well aware of how long he will be in the game in November, but he remains as he is on the field – calm, collected, focused, ice-cold. “I would be lying if I said that we are not looking forward to what lies ahead. But far from feeling any particular tension. You have to know something: when we went into the qualifiers, when we went into the first game with Kazakhstan, we knew what we wanted and what we were playing for. From then on, there is only one thought, and our gaze is fixed on a clearly defined goal. It is no different now that we are at the end of it all together,” explained 24-year-old Jaka Bijol.
The Koroška native, who has made his second home in Vidmo, near Slovenia, also kept his feet on solid ground when the news broke that Denmark was without its third big star ahead of Friday’s game. In addition to captain Simon Kjaer, Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund. Let’s be honest: there is no national team that doesn’t miss such individuals…
Jaka Bijol: “We won’t relax too much”
“Denmark is a quality team. Very good quality. And as such, it has a lot of very good football players. Therefore, I have no doubt that those who will play in place of the absentees will play at the appropriate quality level. Let’s not fool ourselves that this will make it easier, we certainly won’t relax too much!” said Jaka Bijol, adding emphatically in the light of Friday’s away game in Copenhagen.Either way, we have been looking at ourselves all the time. On its quality. And that it has always been us who have been right. If we get it right again, we can win in Copenhagen!”
It goes without saying what a victory in Copenhagen would bring Slovenia… But Kek’s squad will also have to suffer for success – as Jaka Bijol pointed out, Denmark is a quality team that can put anyone under pressure, no matter what. “It is to be expected that they will put us under some pressure, but we have proven many times that we can cope with that. When the going gets tough, all 11 on the pitch work hard. That’s our strength when the going gets tough. But we will definitely have our minutes and show our quality in attack. I have no doubt that we will be a danger at the Danish gate,” added Jaka Bijol before the first of the two November Moments of Truth.
This text was automatically translated using AI.