Manchester City also helped, but in the end Leo Štulac came back in the best possible way: four games and two goals at the start of the season
The 2023/24 season is also the season of the next major national team competition. When the club battles are over in less than a year, the attention of the football public will turn to Euro 2024. It wants to be there too
which will soon be either much better off or much worse off on its way to Germany. Leo Štulac will be a bystander when Slovenia faces Northern Ireland and San Marino. But we are sure that there is a clear thought in his head: if Slovenia makes it to the European Championship… Well, then he will want to be there.
That Leo Štulac knocked hard on selector Matjaž Kek’s door at the start of the new season is undoubtedly not far from the truth. The southpaw, who had a series of health problems last season that led him to rest more than play, is hot at the start of the new season, so it could hardly be more so. He proved that the dark months are just a distant memory in the middle of last month, when he beat Cagliari in the Italian Cup in 121. A header scores his first goal for Palermo in the first minute of the match. The Sicilians were awarded their second goal of the game two minutes later and were relegated, but the 28-year-old continued his resurgence no matter what.
Leo Štulac: Emotions that cannot be described
In Serie B, he struggled a bit in the opening two rounds, playing only one minute against Reggiana, but then came round 3 and with it a home game against the club
. Palermo beat him 3-0, Leo Štulac had a great game and 46. also scored the second goal of the match. The goal was just an extra, but the Slovenian midfielder played a very good game. A match that earned him high marks and many loud compliments.
Goal! | Leo Štulac | Palermo vs Feralpisalò 2-0pic.twitter.com/zIirQjlzEc
– Centre Highlights ⚽ (@UtdDenno) September 2, 2023
“I’m really happy and happy“, Leo Štulac said after the match at the Renzo Barbera Stadium, where Josip Iličić used to impress. “Last season was really hard for me. That’s why I’m all the happier to be naked. And the fact that I scored in my home stadium. I simply cannot describe the emotions that overwhelmed me. When I saw that my teammates were equally happy, I realised that I was part of a truly united team. I am really happy to be part of it. But I am most happy to be well again,” continued the former Venezia, Parma and Empoli player, who has played 8 matches for Slovenia so far.
As an interesting side note, Leo Štulac overcame the problems that plagued him last season with the help of Manchester City. The Primorska midfielder spent some time on the Island during his recovery, which is not surprising, but City and Palermo have the same owner. That shouldn’t make it any easier for him to get into a City jersey. That Slovenia’s jersey remains more than within reach is probably not far from the truth…
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