Timi Max Elšnik travelled to Brdo pri Kranju after a winning goal, his club coach warned: ‘Captain is not in optimal condition’
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Although Sunday’s match with Mura started on the reserves’ bench, Timi Max Elšnik was the hero of Olimpija. Zmaji captain scored the only goal of the match in Stožice and no doubt made Matjaz Keke happy. The Slovenian selector has gained a grateful and very useful national team player in the Styrian. Timi Max Elšnik has proven to be an important member of Slovenia’s starting XI in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, so it would be a real shame if he couldn’t play against Denmark and Kazakhstan.
With the goal, his first since the beginning of September, Timi Max Elšnik has undoubtedly boosted his confidence ahead of his departure to the Brdo pri Kranjuwhere the national team gathered on Monday, but his club coach Zoran Zeljković pointed out that the binder is not in the best condition, no matter what.
“I am very happy for him. It is important that he is back before the national team campaign, which is very important. He has proven his quality many times. Also in a Slovenia jersey. He is not in optimal condition, so we didn’t want to take too many risks with him and he came on the pitch from the bench,” said Zoran Zeljković after the victory over the guests from Murska Sobota.
There is no doubt that 25-year-old Timi Max Elšnik, who has played eight games for Slovenia so far, will grit his teeth despite his muscle problems. After all, it’s not every day that you’re just 180 minutes away from qualifying for a major competition…
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