Andraž Žurej is young 21 years old talented striker playing in Slovenian first division club Celje and for U-21 national team. He is very active Fieldoo Power User.
An interesting detail, Slovenian champion NK Maribor just eliminated Scottish Celtic in the qualifications for the Champions league and in the previous season Fieldoo Power User Andraž Žurej decided a match against the Slovenian champions, scoring only 5 minutes after he came on the pitch, with a beautiful shot from the edge of the box. Celje won because of his goal in the 93. minute of the game.
Andraž, describe yourself as footballer? How do you remember your beginnings?
Describing yourself is the hardest thing to do, so I’ll leave that to the others. I remember my beginnings … Me and my brother were going to the playground where I was always the youngest, playing with older and bigger players. My father and brother were both interested in football, so I had no choice but to dedicate my free time for it as well. When me and my brother had time we always played football and were not interested in anything else.
You were playing for the clubs in the Slovenian league. What about the future, where would you like to play?
That is true, I played only for Slovenian clubs. I would like to prove myself in the first league and someday, if it will be possible, play in Germany.
Can you describe the Slovenian first division competition – Prva liga?
Slovenian league is getting stronger and more competitive every year. There are no easy opponents that would be easy to beat. All teams are aggressive and the matches are played in high gear, so you have to be well prepared for the rhythm in the league.
You played for youth national team of Slovenia. How do you think Slovenia will do in the qualifications for the EURO 2016?
Firstly, Slovenia has a lot of really good young players that will be a strong candidates for the U-21 national team. I think they can really achieve something with their commitment and respect for the Slovenian crest. Secondly, national team will be successful in the qualifications and will be a part of EURO 2016.
Moving from the football to the internet … Why did you decide to join Fieldoo, the Football Career Network for players & agents?
I noticed an add on the internet and I was curious what can a page like this offer. I browsed through it and decided to register. I like that you can publish your matches, get to know other players … I would recommend it to all football players, because it is a tool where you can show yourself to football clubs.
Who would be your first choice for a co-player, Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Messi, there is no doubt. Why? He is the best football player in the world that can decide the match with one move. The favourite player on my position is Mario Balotelli.
What’s your biggest football success so far?
My biggest success so far is that I was playing in the finals of the Slovenian cup for two consecutive times. My favourite goal is the one against NK Maribor that just qualified for the Champions League in the 93. minute for the final victory on our home ground – Arena Petrol.