After yesterday’s match against Slask, in which they won 1-0 (0-0), the players of Vojvodina did their recovery training in the gym of the Arena hotel on Mariborsko Pohorje this morning.
Divided into two groups, the players carefully followed the instructions of fitness trainer Saša Semeredi, who showed them exercises to recover and strengthen the body and organism.
– We started the training with a massage, after which we did a series of exercises mainly for the lower extremities, which are under the biggest pressure. Then we did stretching exercises, and we finished with exercises for activating the muscles around the spine, as well as the muscles of the trunk and abdomen. Contrasting baths were then organized for the players, which consist of several series made of a combination of warm and cold environment, with the goal of increasing circulation – said Semeredi.
By the decision of the head of the Manager, Slavoljub Đorđević, the players got off this afternoon, in order to rest from the hard work in the previous four days. Already tomorrow, the red and whites will have two training sessions again, while a friendly match in Maribor against the home team of the same name awaits them on Saturday at 6 pm at the Ljudski vrt stadium.
Injured Miljan Vukadinović, Mihajlo Nešković and Aleksandar Busnić, as well as newcomer Luka Cucin, who joined his new teammates in Slovenia last night, missed today’s training in the gym. Since he arrived yesterday, there was no need for Cucin to do recovery training, so, together with Nešković and Busnić, he did a separate training on the pitch of the Arena hotel under the supervision and instructions of fitness coach Aleksandar Janković.
Mihajlo Nešković and Aleksandar Busnić feel minor injuries, which require a slightly different and less intensive way of work, while Miljan Vukadinović is waiting today for an appointment to go for an MRI, in order to determine a more precise diagnosis of his injury.
Goalkeeper Goran Vukliš also feels a slight inflammation of the tendon, who for that reason was not in the protocol for the match against Slask yesterday. However, he trained in the gym today, doing slightly different exercises than the other teammates, and it is expected that he will soon join the regular training process and compete again for a place on the Old Lady’s goal.