The coach of Vojvodina FC, Ranko Popović is expecting another nice football performance against the city rival, the team of Mladost GAT.
After eliminating RFK Novi Sad in the last round, the next rival is Mladost GAT, where 8 players from Vojvodina are on a loan.
Popović believes that they will be especially motivated to prove themselves at this match.
- It is nice that in the Cup of Serbia we are again playing against the city rival, and that we can work on the promotion of football. The most important thing is to do it in the best possible way, to raise football on a higher level. The focus may be on the championship, but I am not sure that is how it will be tomorrow at the game, because that is how it was against Novi Sad as well, and we all saw how it looked on the pitch. I supposed you all saw the derby between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, and what Joao Felix did to his own, and tomorrow I won’t say we have a Felix, but we definitely have players who are motivated to play against their Vojvodina. That is entirely in the spirit of sports, and natural, for them to show that they belong in Vojvodina, and that someone may have misjudged them. They will certainly have the desire to prove themselves, that they belong in Vojvodina. I hope that my players will be equally motivated, because that shows the character of the team. Our goal is to play a quality and good game, to pass into the next round, because that is our desire and responsibility – Popović said.
Radomir Milosavljević agreed with him.
- We are expecting an important match, we have big goals in the Cup of Serbia. We are all ready and that is the most important thing, and also focused. We hope to pass into the next round, because competing in the Cup of Serbia is very significant for us, and and it is more realistic to win a trophy – Milosavljević highlighted.
The match of the 1/8 finals of the Cup of Serbia between Mladost GAT and Vojvodina is scheduled for Wednesday at 6pm, and the gates will be open for everyone, and the entrance to the stadium is FREE.