Žan Karničnik is aware of the opportunity: ‘Now we are the ones who can rewrite the history of Slovenian football’
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Slovenian national team is counting down the hours until its departure to Copenhagen for the first of the last two matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers on Friday evening. Žan Karničnik, football player of Celje, who has so impressed selector Matjaž Kek that the latter has already entrusted him with a place in the starting eleven will also go on the journey. Žan Karničnik appreciates this immensely, he is both proud and aware of the opportunity he has. Him and all the national team.
“What is happening is every athlete’s dream. I have the chance to play in a big competition… I give my all every game, every training session, every day. I was rewarded for my efforts. People around me have clearly seen this and are offering me opportunities. But my goal is the same – to try to make the most of the opportunities,” says Žan Karničnik before heading to northern Europe.
The former Maribor, Mura and Ludogorets player has commented on the completion of the qualification for the Euro 2024 He continued.We have two very, very important games coming up that will decide the whole year. We have one final step to confirm the good work we have done throughout the qualification. We hope and believe that we will settle the question of who will go to the European Championship in Denmark and then we will have a match in Stožice to celebrate our success with a full stadium of fans. But first we have a match in Denmark, where we will try to confirm our qualification for the European Championships.”
Žan Karničnik: “Let them deal with them”
Žan Karničnik has no doubt that Slovenia has successfully completed the good work we have seen in the past eight qualification matches.”Now we are the ones who can rewrite the history of Slovenian football. We must seize the opportunity we have,” said Žan Karničnik, who doesn’t want to worry about the fact that Denmark will be severely weakened (stars Simon Kjaer, Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund will also be missing).
“We know that the Danes have footballers who play in the strongest European leagues. They are unlikely to be affected by the absence of some players. We have our problems, just like every national team. In our first game against Denmark, we showed how to play against them. I think we will play in a similar way. We ignore that. They played in Stožice, and we were Denmark’s equal. This is neither a plus nor a minus. These are their problems, and they are not ours to deal with. Let them deal with them. We only have to look at ourselves,” concluded the 29-year-old wing-back.
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