U-17 national team players gathered

The U-17 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered today in Trebinje for two days of preparations before friendly matches with the corresponding team of Albania (15th and 17th February).

The national team trained at the Police Stadium, and for the first time, Admir Raščić, who succeeded Nedim Jusufbegović in this position, was in the role of head coach.

“We don’t have much time for preparations, because this is our only test before the qualifications. I was appointed to the position of head coach about 10 days ago, so as far as the composition is concerned, we kept the skeleton of the team. Against Albania, we will intend to try out several new players, but since this is the only test before the qualifiers, we will have to play the team, to play the way we want to play in the future”, said Raščić.

From 22nd to 28th March, this team awaits the qualification tournament, in which the host Serbia, Israel and Belarus will also play. The head coach says about the qualifications:

“I think we can handle all the teams from our group. Serbia as the host is the favourite. We will see how the situation will be until the end of March with injuries, whether all players will be standard in their clubs. However, we are not going to the tournament as tourists, but with the desire to qualify for the final tournament.”

A few “cancellations” are also a minor problem.

“We have several justified absences. Several players were injured, and some went to foreign clubs. Since this is not an official UEFA date, the clubs did not want to release them. However, we have invited adequate replacements and I have no doubt that they will do their best to justify the invitation,” concludes Admir Raščić.

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