Thanks for welcome.
Why changing a system which works? And our system worked very well so far.
Now it doesn't work anymore.
We were extremely lucky to get 1 point in our first two qualifying matches,
Kirm has been pretty good in our last matches, I wouldn't substitute him.
He's a substitute in Polish league. And we're supposed to be better team than Poland. He had 2 solid games, but having him in first 11 is still gambling.
If anything, Ilicic could be brought in instead of Birsa (as he was if I am not mistaken).
Birsa is important player. I would play Birsa on the left and Iličić on the right.
Novakovic is still our best forward, I believe he will score loads of goals in these qualifiers again.
Of course he won't. He doesn't even play for Köln anymore.
In current squad, I feel Koren is the weakest link, but do we have a decent substitute for him?
Yes, that's the problem.
Anyway, everyone could now see the mistake that Kek made by not putting Iličić in the first team in last 3 games. Iličić scored 3 nice goals in 5 serie A games. Now he will surely start in first team. Is he any better now than 1 month ago? Of course not, but Kek obviously didn't recognize his talent. Just like he didn't recognize Bačinović. Rossi had to do that instead of him.
I also think Kronaveter deserves a call up because he atleast PLAYS in his club (unlike Dedić, who is a reserve, or Vršič and Komac who don't even have a club).
Btw, another possible great Slovenian talent is Lotrič
from my club, Mura (we're becoming a feeder club).
Personaly I think Kek has to go after first major failure (not qualifying for Euro) and then we should try with a foreign coach. Or, a Slovenian one, but only if Edy Reja is interested.