In the Round of 16 of the Serbian Cup, Vojvodina will play against Proleter at Karađorđe tomorrow. The duel of city rivals is certainly one of the most interesting matches in this phase of the competition, considering that both Voša and Proleter are achieving good results this season.
According to the words of the assistant coach of Vojvodina, Dragan Šarac, after the derby against Red Star, the red and whites are expecting another difficult match, in which the stakes will be placement among the eight best teams in the Serbian Cup.
– A difficult match awaits us, which will be the derby of Novi Sad. Proleter showed that they play good football this season and share the fourth place with Čukarički. They are rightly in that position, because they have a good and quality team, the same from last year, but strengthened with several players. They have speed on the wing positions and a strong, staunch striker in the attack, and behind the experienced Babić, so I think that their strongest trump card is the transition from defense to attack – says Šarac.
However, in the squad of the Cup winners, they believe that they will reach the quarterfinals.
– We will try to pass to the next phase of the competition and we will definitely do our best, even though we have small injury problems. Our goalkeeper Simić is still injured, Saničanin suffered an injury during the national team appearances for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Mirko Topić has an injury for 7-10 days already, so we are without them in this, and certainly in the next game against Radnički – points out Šarac.
Despite sharing fourth, fifth and sixth place on the table with Čukarički and Spartak, Proleter scored only 14 goals in the league this season.
– They don’t score many goals, but they don’t concede many either. They have experienced players in the back, and right back Brana Milošević, who used to play for Rad, also came to them, thus filling the position on the right side. A tough match awaits us, in which some details will certainly affect the final outcome, and I hope that they will prevail in our favor and that we will move on to the further course of the competition – said Šarac.
The match between Proleter and Vojvodina will be played tomorrow at 4 pm at Karađorđe, with a live broadcast on the first channel of Arena Sport television.