Partizan is away to Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday (7pm CET kick-off) for a one-legged Serbian Cup final.
Partizan won three previous cup finals against Crvena Zvezda, all with a 1-0 final score.
Seydouba Soumah remains sidelined as well as keeper Nemanja Stevanovic (shoulder) and Ivan Obradovic (wrist) who are both nursing their respective long-term injuries.
Aleksandar Stanojevic ahead of the cup final:
-It can`t be better than a cup final for a season`s closure. We are pleased and happy to take part in a great Serbian festival of football. We are more than ready for it, motivated and focused to bring joy to our fans.
We will miss some important players but we play as a team, it`s only that we had to change our playing style a bit. This is one-legged tie and we need to pull those 90 or 120 minutes in a right way.
I played and coached against Crvena Zvezda many times. There`s no pressure, just great desire to show we achieved some fine results this season – we scored lots of goals, conceded a record low number of goals compared to past few seasons, won a lot of points and now we want to put the cherry on the cake.
Crvena Zvezda is good on set-pieces and we practiced both defensive and attacking set-pieces, did some changes there.
Not many Partizan players from this side took part in a cup final. Each game is different and you know you have to battle against someone in a direct clash, you can have a great influence on it. On the road to the final, we had all Serbian Super League opponents, won Vojvodina away in a semi, so we are quite pleased with our cup run.
Keeper Vladimir Stojkovic on a cup final:
-My teammates shouldn`t feel any pressure. We did a lot this season and I`m proud of or winning streaks. Whatever happens tomorrow, if we don`t win it, put the blame on me. I don`t want my teammates to feel any pressure, it`s all on me.
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