When Gal Gorenak made his way into the Maribor national team, he also drew attention from clubs elsewhere, but … “I wasn’t that interested in foreign countries”
Gal Gorenak takes a detour to realise his football dream. The boy who was a member of the national team on his debut at
was just over 17 years old, this summer finally broke his ties with Viole and returned to the place where he was already on loan last season – Kidričevo. Gal Gorenak has played six games for Aluminij this season and has already established himself as an important member of coach Robert Pevnik’s squad.
But it is interesting to note that the career of the now 19-year-old midfielder could have taken a completely different turn some time ago. Gal Gorenak was also interesting to foreign clubs when he was wearing the Maribor national team jersey.
Last year we wrote
that Empoli invited the teenager to join their ranks, but Maribor’s sporting director Marko Šuler did not accept the offer. Gal Gorenak has now admitted that he wasn’t too attracted to going abroad either, at that time he had eyes and heart only for Maribor.
“At that time I was only thinking about Maribor, although abroad was also an option, but I wasn’t that interested in it. Maribor wanted to keep me, also on loan, which worked out well. And you don’t forget that goal in Celje, on that wet pitch. Iliria was a good experience because I needed to play professional football. I certainly did not understand it as well as I do now. And that’s where I’m doing really well,“, Gal Gorenak, who started his career at Dravinja and left for the capital of Štajerska in 2017, told Navijaška zona.
This text was automatically translated using AI.