Slovenian football player Timi Max Elsnik is feeling inspired by the success of his fellow sports stars like cyclist Tadej Pogacar and basketball player Luka Doncic as he prepares for Euro 2024. Elsnik, who plays for Olimpija Ljubljana, is proud to be one of the three local players representing Slovenia in the European Championship after a long absence from the tournament.

Elsnik acknowledges that football may not have been the most popular sport in Slovenia recently, but their qualification for the Euros has reignited the country’s passion for the game. The team is eager to make an impact in their opening match against Denmark and show that they belong among the elite teams in Europe. Despite facing tough competition from Serbia and England in Group C, Elsnik is determined to make the most of this opportunity and enjoy the experience.

The 21-year-old forward Benjamin Sesko has been identified as a key player for Slovenia, especially after his impressive performance in the qualifying matches. However, coach Matjaz Kek sees Sesko as just one part of the team and believes that every player has a role to play in their success. With experienced players like Josip Ilicic also in the squad, Slovenia is hoping to make a mark in the tournament.

The support and excitement from the people of Slovenia have been overwhelming for the team, and Elsnik is confident that they can rise to the occasion and compete with the best teams in Europe. While the pressure is high, Elsnik believes that the team’s unity and determination will be key to their success. As they gear up for their first match, Slovenia is ready to give their all and show the world what they are capable of achieving on the football field.