NZS President Radenko Mijatovic sends a clear message to Matjaz Kek and his team: ‘We have no choice, six points are necessary’
Brdo pri Kranju is once again a busy place. Slovenian national team selector Matjaž Kek has prepared the equipment for the players he will count on for the September qualifiers at the National Football Centre Euro 2024. Slovenia will first play Northern Ireland at home before hosting San Marino. Radenko Mijatović, President President of the Football Association of Slovenia (NZS), sent a clear message to Kek ahead of the next 180 qualifying minutes on what the result expectations are.
“If we want to stay in the circle of teams that will fight for the European Championship, we have no choice – six points are a must. And of course it is true that October will be extremely challenging. Next up is Finland, who we must beat at all costs, in which case it would be a maturity test for this generation, as we will take on the next challenge in Belfast. I reckon that the selected team will be in the right shape then,“, Radenko Mijatović told Delo, who is only partly satisfied with the results of the last matches on the road against Germany.
“The points total may be expected, but it is missing at least one point from Finland. We are still fighting for the European Championship and everything depends on us,” added Radenko Mijatović, before the matches in Ljubljana and Serravalle. I hope we will finish the qualifiers as we started (laughs)… So with a win over Kazakhstan. It’s good that others have to play each other, as Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan remain in play, even Northern Ireland is not far away. In some games it has been closer to victory, so anyone can really surprise anyone in this group.“
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