In the upcoming weekend, the attention of football fans across Europe will be focused on the matches of national teams and the last matches in the European Championship qualifiers. As for Serbia’s national team is concerned, the Eagles are expecting matches against Luxembourg and Ukraine on Thursday and Sunday, in which, with both victories and the eventual draw or defeat of Portugal, they could secure a placement to the European Championship.
During the last national team gathering, after a lot of time, an invitation was also sent to one active player of Vojvodina, since the Manager Ljubiša Tumbaković called the goalkeeper Emil Rockov. This time, Voša’s goalkeeper again is among the selected to represent the best team of our country, which is certainly a great recognition, both for him personally and for football club Vojvodina.
– It is a great feeling to be invited to the national team of your country, because that is a goal that you aspire to from the moment you start playing football. I don’t think there is any player who wouldn’t like to be at least close to a national team. Also, I see the call to play for Serbia as my personal success, but at the same time as a collective success of Vojvodina’s team, because my teammates helped me to express myself with my performances. Also, with the results from this season we have shown that we are one serious team – says Rockov.
He believes Serbia will play at the European Championship next year.
– It is certainly an idea and a goal that we have, but we should go step by step. We should first focus on the match against Luxembourg, and then think about the next matches. We are aware that if we want to qualify for the European Championship, in the last two rounds of qualifying, some results will have to go in our favor, but even if that does not happen, there remains an alternative route through the League of Nations – notes Rockov.
Ahead of the national team break, he kept his net safe in the match between Mačva and Vojvodina.
– Although there was no break, the last round was actually the start of the second cyclus of the Super League, and I think we opened it in the best way possible – by winning on the side without receiving a goal. Of course, we were all happy about that and will do our best to win as many points as possible until winter, starting already from the game against Napredak on our pitch – said Rockov.
The match between Serbia and Luxembourg will be played tomorrow at the Rajko Mitić stadium in Belgrade, starting at 8:45 pm.