The players of Vojvodina are slowly coming to the end of the preparations on Mariborsko Pohorje. This morning, the red and whites did another training on the field near the Arena hotel, they will train again in the afternoon, and tomorrow they will have a friendly match against Gorica, after which they will return to Novi Sad.
Along with other teammates, three Old Lady’s goalkeepers are working hard in Slovenia, and they got a new boss this summer, considering that the legendary Srđan Žakula, a member of the generation that won the first Serbian Cup in the history of the club in 2014 and perhaps the most deserving member of the team who achieved that significant success, took over the position of goalkeeper coach. Vojvodina fans remember well that Žakula, who is a specialist in penalties, helped Voša reach the final with great defenses of shots from 11 meters, and in the final against Jagodina he defended the penalty to Aleksandar Pešić and thus practically definitely turned the match in Voša’s favor.
Unlike some other positions in the team, there were no changes in Vojvodina’s goal this summer, considering that Nikola Simić, Goran Vukliš and Nemanja Toroman are still competing for the position of “net keeper”.
In the matches against Slask and Mura, Nikola Simić got the opportunity to defend, and showed his representative form with great defenses and for now has imposed himself as the first option on the Old Lady’s goal. In the game against Maribor, the opportunity was given to the experienced Goran Vukliš, who, despite four goals, also had several extremely good defenses, and in the previous season he showed that he can be seriously counted on at all times. Healthy and strong competition for Simić and Vukliš is made by the young and talented Nemanja Toroman, who also got a chance at some games last season and showed that he has a bright future ahead of him.
All that can certainly make happy the Manager of Vojvodina, Slavoljub Đorđević, who, when it comes to the position of the goalkeeper, really doesn’t have to worry.