Robert Koren believes West Brom will benefit from him becoming Slovenia captain.
"It's a big honour if you just play for the national team so when you become captain of your country it is another huge thing," said Koren.
"You need to be professional because when you are captain of the national team most of the players look at what you are doing but if you're professional that's not a problem.
"What does that mean for the club? It's difficult to say because that is a different story.
"When you're in the national team you're playing for your country and when you're at the club you're playing for the club.
"But of course you get more experience if you're playing for the national team because you're playing against good teams and good players and you need to bring that kind of experience to the club too."
He continued: "It is not easy to be captain of the national team. We are a small country but we still have some good players and it was a big honour that our manager decided to make me captain."