Matjaž Kek is not bothered (yet) about the opponents at Euro 2024: “I don’t care. All that counts is that our ball will be there!”
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Matjaž Kek is a coach for big things. With Rijeka, it was even Croatian champion after all! But what do we care what he managed to do in Croatia… He will go down in history with us mainly for his national team – first he took them to the 2010 World Cup, and now to the Euro 2024. A lot has happened in 14 years. A generation has changed. But Matjaž Kek has remained what he has always been – a guarantee of success.
That is why we can go to Euro 2024 with a great deal of confidence and goodwill. But who will Slovenia actually play at the Old Continental Championships in Germany next summer? It is too early to say. The draw will only take place on 2 December, but the indicative quality drums are already known – check them out here.
Matjaž Kek is not concerned about who Slovenia will play at Euro 2024, at least for now. Just to be there. But sooner or later, this too will change. Matjaž Kek is a fighter who will definitely not go to the EP as a tourist…
Matjaž Kek: “I and the President have been replaced 500 times”
“I don’t care if we are in the fifth or sixth drum. Just so our ball is next to it. But there will be no millimetre of slackening in our preparation because we respect how we have arrived at this success and how we have suffered. But I have said many times that something will be asked of Slovenia. And so it will be again,” said Matjaž Kek after the win over Kazakhstan.
The Maribor resident added: “This goal that we set ourselves, that we want a Euro that has no alibis, was very important. I have to admit, I did not sleep well last night. I knew we had the quality, but that made our duty to everyone to come to the championship even greater. You have replaced me and the President 500 times. But when we deserved it. Now we can all rejoice together. You can call it an easy group, but Slovenia is at the European Championships. I have not been so happy for a long time. I am glad that Slovenia has contributed its own little stone to the mosaic of Slovenian sporting successes in recent years. Positive energy, I believe it makes everyone happy and proud. This time, Slovenia breathed as one again.”
This text was automatically translated using AI.