Hot defenceman David Brekalo put on his national team gear and admitted: “I was sure I had already played my last game for the Vikings”
On Thursday, Stožice will come alive again, this time for the Slovenian national team. Northern Ireland will be in Ljubljana, and one of the most important assets of selector Matjaz Kek could be David Brekalo. Former member
is playing in the form of his life in Norway. He is one of the most exposed players in the local league, in fact, he is good at everything. Only when moving up to an even higher stage did things go wrong. Viking refuses to sell him, even though David Brekalo admitted that he could see himself at the Stavanger club’s exit door at the end of the summer transfer window.
“I was sure I had already played my last game for Viking, but in the end nothing came of it,” admitted David Brekalo, who has attracted interest from clubs in Turkey, Denmark and even England, at a gathering in Brdo pri Kranju. There is supposed to be Leeds United would be willing to pay more than €6 million for him! “I don’t bother about transferring because I know I’m doing a good job. I am sure that sooner or later I will take a step forward in my career,“, added David Brekalo about the future of the club, before turning his attention to the upcoming clash with the Islanders.
David Brekalo: “We need to win all six points”
“I think we have already shown against the Scandinavian teams that we can match them in all segments of the game. We can compete with them in terms of fitness, but we have enough quality to make a difference on the pitch,” is the 24-year-old from the Slovenian capital, who added: “We are all aware that we could have scored a few more points in previous campaigns. Unfortunately, we can’t change that now, so we are focused on the next matches. In my opinion, we need to win all six points in the next two games.”
Six points even with a goal by a Viking? “I hope so! I want to score every game and help my team. These are the so-called easy goals that a team can score. But it is clear that the priority is a good, solid defence to keep the net intact,” added David Brekalo at the gathering in Gorenjska.