NZS President Radenko Mijatović eagerly awaits the conclusion of Euro 2024 qualifiers: ‘Sometimes you can’t control your emotions!’
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Slovenian national football team is speeding up its preparations for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, and Radenko Mijatović greeted the selector Matjaž Kek and his team at Brdo pri Kranju before their departure to Copenhagen. President of theFootball Association of Slovenia (NZS) wished the selector and the players the best of luck in the matches against Denmark and Kazakhstan, while admitting that he was looking forward to the last 180 minutes on the road to Germany.
“We are in a very good position, ahead of the finish line, but there is one last step to take. We have a very good generation, the boys are eager to prove themselves and I hope we will succeed. On Friday we have the first final ball. If it doesn’t work, we have a make-up test, but I believe we will cross the finish line anyway,” said Radenko Mijatović, touching on the fact that he even celebrated the October victory over Finland with tears in his eyes.
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“Sometimes you can’t control your emotions,” Radenko Mijatović admitted frankly and continued.The game against Finland was extremely important and the boys and the management team gave it a tenner. Every next match will be equally important. If you want to go to a big competition, you need to win in a set.”
Finally, the first man of the umbrella organisation also admitted that the growing football euphoria in the country had given rise to a particular superstition: ‘I know a story about a coach who won a match after his son brought him a box of tomatoes from the market. He then wanted to repeat the pattern in the following matches. This one might be exaggerated, but I’m a bit of a believer in these things, and I’ve found myself going to matches in the same clothes, but not predicting anything too quickly. It’s a bit like saying that anything can help and can’t hurt.”
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