Matjaž Kek strengthens the attacking part of the national team before the hellish finish: Žan Celar arrives from Switzerland to Brdo pri Kranju
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On Monday, the Brdo pri Kranju hosted the Slovenian national team for the last moment of truth in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. All the invited players (captain Jan Oblak and Miha Zajc were late due to club commitments) answered the call of selector Matjaz Kek, and a player who was not initially included on Maribor’s list arrived at the National Football Centre under the Gorenjski Peaks. Žan Celar, otherwise a standard player, initially dropped out due to injury, but that is now in the past.
Matjaž Kek kept his word when he announced the list for the matches against Denmark and Kazakhstan. At that time, he said that Žan Celar would be there if he was in a position to help the team. After an examination, both the club and national team doctors have assessed the Swiss top-flight striker as Lugano is fit enough to be more than just an extra at this year’s national team gathering.
It will be interesting to see whether Žan Celar will play in both games. It is a fact that Benjamin Šeško and Andraž Šporar have the edge over him, and it is also a fact that he has not won a single minute in his last five games. But everyone counts, even those sitting on the bench. And who knows what will happen this time. Football can tell some very unusual stories and launch some rather unlikely heroes into orbit…
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