SLOVENIA boss Srecko Katanec has said that he’s not surprised by the good performances of Sunday’s opponents.

The 54-year-old revealed after the defeat at Wembley on Thursday that he’d be leaving the role as head coach. Although the outgoing boss admitted they still believed they could progress, he did admit that his side are wary of the Scots.

“We still believe but Scotland have a very good team and I’m not surprised by their good form.

“Even the first game against Slovakia, when they lost I thought Scotland played very well until they conceded.

“They have a style of play we’re not really too comfortable with, very aggressive.”

Katanec was confident in the abilities of his side ahead of the crunch tie as well as hinting why he may be leaving the role he took up in 2013.

“We are very good at the back and have got some solid results but because of all the negativity in Slovenia, that wasn’t good enough.

“We have to be stronger up front and we have a chance to do something about that tomorrow.”

Katanec also stated his belief in his side, despite their slim chances of qualification, providing an upset.

“The expectations are the same for every other game. We still have mathematical chances to qualify and as long as that stands, we’ll do our best and try to win the game.

“We’re well prepared and the atmosphere in the team is good.”


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