Matjaž Kek cancels official training in Stožice due to turf problem: “Maybe a hole bounces into their goal…”
Slovenia is once again at the end of summer with heavy rainfall, which will undoubtedly have a bad effect on the grass at the Stožice Stadium. The latter has been in a very poor state of repair for some time and is in urgent need of renovation. But there is no time for the latter, so the question is how it will be in a few weeks or months. In September, the pitch will be a bit busier for Slovenia, with Matjaž Kek leading his charges in a qualifying match against Northern Ireland.
Although we are sure that the Maribor resident would not mind if the surface was in a much better condition, he does not want to create too much drama about it. “When it comes to growing grass, I only understand my own garden and that’s where my knowledge ends. I am sure that those in charge will do their best to make the grass surface as good as possible, but it will certainly be the same for both. I always start from that. There are a lot of games to be played, and you have to be aware of that,“, at a press conference where he revealed
the list of football players
for the upcoming qualifying matches for the Euro 2024, Matjaž Kek said.
Matjaž Kek, who will be away to San Marino in September in addition to his home game against Northern Ireland, added: “Last time the pitch was perfect, if it’s not this time, we’ll adapt. We all want the pitch to be as good as possible, but we will adapt to that. Or maybe a hole bounces into their goal. We will not have an official training session the day before the game.”