Slovenia manager Matjaz Kek believes his side will be particularly inspired against “football super-power” Italy.
The teams go head-to-head in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday evening in Ljubljana.
“These challenges really motivate teams, so bring on Italy,” said the manager.
“We know that we are hosting a side that has won the World Cup four times and I'd call them a football super-power in terms of tradition and world class players.”
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