Today, the Slovenian national football team will be in full force for the first time in Doha, where it is preparing for Saturday’s friendly match with Croatia and Tuesday’s match against Qatar. On Monday, she did one training session on the playgrounds of the University of Doha, where she will have another training session today in an almost complete lineup. Before the fight with Croatia, there is a desire to win.
The Slovenian camp will be completed today Domen Črnigojwhile they are still waiting Petra Stojanovićwho had some problems with the disease, but still has a flight to Doha today.
The selector has all the other players Matjaž Kek already available. Among them is a newcomer Tomija Horvata and most recently a permanent member of the federal species Adam’s Nest Cherina.
“It’s really a bit unusual choir, far from home, but the hotel is great, the training conditions are great, so it will be good preparations and good preparation matches,” said Gnezda Cerin at an online press conference.
For the player from Rijeka, the showdown with Croatia will be even more special. “Certainly. The match with Croatia wears some rivalry. We know what was last in Split (a high defeat in the SP qualifications), so we are motivated, although it is a friendly match. First, we must focus ourselves, fix our things, but like any match, this one is important and we are going to win, “said the midfielder.
He added that the last qualifiers for the World Cup, when Slovenia – which defeated the Croats 1-0 in the first match a year ago – failed to make it to the World Cup in Qatar, are a thing of the past. “It’s behind us, we can only prepare for a new cycle. That’s why we’re here. To connect the team, do quality training, play …” added Gnezda Čerin.
A newcomer to the membership is Mura’s midfielder Tomi Horvat. “The boys received me very well. The location is interesting, the conditions are very good, the playgrounds are excellent, so everything is at a very high level,” Mura’s “top ten” collected first impressions.
“I am very happy to be together with such good players. I will try to prove myself as much as possible, I think this will be a good action for the future,” added Horvat.
He added that so far there has been no concrete talk about where the coach sees him most in the team, nor about turning to a similar scenario as the Croatians, who plan to use all footballers in their two matches.
Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic he explained that he had called up 25 players and planned that everyone would get a chance to play (Croatia will face Bulgaria on Tuesday). “We will make two teams,” Dalic explained to the Croatian federation’s website.