Slovenia captain Jan Oblak admits he was in agony at the end of last season: “Excruciating weeks with no progress”
It’s true that it was the attack that won Slovenia the victory on Thursday, but Jan Oblak also contributed to Kek’s side’s triumph in the qualifiers for the Euro 2024. “He didn’t even have to throw himself. He was like a magnet for the ball,” said Matjaž Kek, who did not overlook that Jan Oblak was always in the right place for most of Northern Ireland’s shots – which were not few – as usual. Jan Oblak after the win did not hide his satisfaction but also spoke frankly about the agony he was going through at the end of last season, when he was sidelined with an injury.
“The injury was quite complicated. I have had some difficult months and moments. But at the moment I feel great, I’m very happy and satisfied to be back on the pitch. I’m not used to being around him, it’s agonising to watch your teammates when you can’t be on the court with them and help them. The hardest part was not knowing exactly when I would be OK. I had faith that it would be sorted out without surgery. I worked and waited. There were agonising weeks when there was no progress, but when there was, it got easier day by day. I have achieved my goal of being on the pitch by the start of the new season. I hope there will be no problems with that now,“, Jan Oblak explained with a satisfied look on his face after Slovenia’s 4:2 win in Stožice.
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