Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) coach Robert Prosinecki on Thursday announced the list of 25 players for the matches against Italy and Lichtenstein in UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifiers.
During the press conference at BiH’s Football Association headquarters in Sarajevo, Prosinecki emphasized the need to play well in the two last qualifying matches.
“The most important thing is that we play well in these two matches, so then we can just wait for the playoffs,” Prosinecki said, adding that he is certain that they will play well against Italy.
“There is pressure, the match with Italy will be the test and we will give everything to play a good game,” he added.
Prosinecki also mentioned that the team will maybe play with two forwards, but added that he will make the decision based on the team’s preparations.
Commenting on the players, Prosinecki said that Edin Dzeko is certainly the most important player, but added that for him, personally, the most important is that players are healthy and fit.
Prosinecki concluded by saying that they are waiting for November 22 and the opponent in the semi-final of the UEFA Nations League and that the primary goal now is to go to UEFA European Championship 2020.
“In Zenica, we can certainly win every one,” Prosinecki concluded, referring to matches that will be played in Zenica, a city located 75 kilometers northwest of BiH’s capital Sarajevo.
The match with Italy will be played on Nov. 15 in Zenica, and three days later, BiH national football team will play in Vaduz in Liechtenstein.
Italy is at the top with 24 points, while BiH is in fourth place with 10 points and Lichtenstein in sixth place with 2 points.
Following is the BiH squad:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic, Kenan Piric, Jasmin Buric
Defenders: Sead Kolasinac, Toni Sunjic, Ermin Bicakcic, Eldar Civic, Marko Mihojevic, Adnan Kovacevic, Zoran Kvrzic
Midfielders: Mato Jajalo, Muhamed Besic, Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Elvis Saric, Rade Krunic, Amer Gojak, Haris Duljevic, Haris Hajradinovic
Forwards: Edin Dzeko, Luka Menalo, Armin Hodzic, Edin Visca, Izet Hajrovic, Dino Hotic