A solid Slovenian wall: Jan Oblak did not concede in October, the national net has been hit only twice in the last four games
Every time Slovenia has qualified for a major competition, it has also, or especially, been characterised by a solid defence. The Slovenian Wall is on its way to Euro 2024 is tall and very strong again. Matjaz Kek ‘s squad scored just six goals in seven matches, with only Spain, Scotland, France, England, Croatia, Albania, Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, Portugal and Slovakia conceding fewer. In October, Slovenia’s captain Jan Oblak has not been beaten, and in the last four matches he has only had to put the ball in the net twice, in the first match against Northern Ireland, which Slovenia won 4-2 anyway.
“For me, it’s not only Šeško and Šporar scoring goals, but we are also defending with Oblak, Bijol and Blažič. However, we were missing the injured Brekalo, who was very important. I have not brought it up and I don’t want to do it because this national team should not depend on anyone, not even on Jan Oblak. This is the way we have to work. Still, the net was untouched twice in a row, which is great for me personally. This means that things work in defence too. But this time, the ball was in our 16-metre box 50 times, flying in from all sides,” he said with satisfaction after another important victory at Windsor Park Matjaž Kek.
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