Urawa Reds striker Zlatan Ljubijankic insists he is fully focused on his team’s clash with Yokohama F.Marinos ahead of being called up by Slovenia for their Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The 31-year-old will be involved as FIFA’s 46th-ranked nation, currently third in Group E, travel to Switzerland on September 5 before hosting Estonia on September 8.
However, Zlatan insists he remains undistracted by his national duties, and that all his attention presently remains on getting a result at resurgent F.Marinos on Saturday.
“Playing for the national team is very important, but before that Urawa Reds have a very important match of our own to play,” he told the club’s website on Thursday.
“Before I leave I want to play as hard as I can in order to earn us three points.”
The ex-Omiya Ardija striker, who has netted seven goals for the first stage winners, will team up with Nagoya Grampus counterpart Milivoje Novakovic in Slovenia’s squad afterwards.