Slovenian selector Matjaž Kek satisfied with what has been achieved in October: ‘The goal has been fully met. The fact that it was difficult is also a fact”
A dream October? Without a shadow of a doubt! Two games, two wins. The goal difference is also 4:0. And continue to top the rankings
in the qualification for
. The most important thing is, of course, that Slovenia is on the verge of a tournament in Germany. Matjaž Kek, Slovenia’s selector, admitted after the victory in Belfast that he was completely satisfied with October, but he is still trying to calm down the now completely inflamed passions of the fans.
“The objective of the October campaign is fully achieved. We’ve also got a healthy group of national team players, there are still a few guys around the first-teamers who are hungry for minutes, even angry because they’re not playing, and that desire to compete and play, to not just be there, but to do your part on the court, is something positive. Today’s game brought more than many people thought. We reached our goal, but no one gave us anything. We calmed things down on the pitch and managed to do what perhaps some of our better teams have not done before. But it was difficult, that’s a fact,” is
has the selector’s statements from the press conference after the showdown in Northern Ireland.
Matjaž Kek: “I’d rather be first than third”
Matjaž Kek added after the eighth game on the road against Germany: ‘We have six points and we move on. The next challenge is against the group favourite and I want us to do our best. Finally, a game where we will not be favourites. Then we will think ahead.”
And the thought that Euro 2024 is already in our hands? “I’d rather be first in the rankings than third. But there is only one goal, and you have to live for it, make sacrifices and score points. If we had played well today and enjoyed it, but then wasted ten chances and then hit ourselves on the head like we did in Helsinki, it would have meant nothing. Now I know what lies ahead. Bombardment from all sides. Now we have to calm everything down, calm the people in the federation, and you media will continue to take care of the circus anyway. But together we have come to the point where it smells of something, where expectations are rising. But there is only one focus. Kobenhavn. Denmark,“, the Maribor resident emphasised.
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