Slovenia's coach, Matjaz Kek, expressed more pride than disappointment following his team's near-victory in their 1-1 tie with higher-ranked Serbia at the European Championship. Kek noted, "Few believe Slovenia can compete at a high level in the Euros," and highlighted the team's strong performance despite a last-minute equalizer from Serbia. He praised the match as one where Slovenia did not play as underdogs, showcasing high-quality football. Zan Karnicnik, Slovenia's right-back, was named man of the match after initiating and concluding a goal-scoring play, while Luka Jovic of Serbia scored the equalizer in added time. Karnicnik reflected on the tough match, acknowledging Serbia's strength in long balls and looking forward to facing England, the group favorite. Slovenia, with two points from draws against Denmark and Serbia, prepares for their final group match against England, with Kek confident in his team's potential for redemption and proud of their spirited performance.