Four months ago, Nebojsa Kosovic suffered lateral ligaments injury followed by a surgery in Rome and long spell off the pitch.
Kosovic is now back in training and he joined his teammates for a winter preps call-up.
− It`s a great feeling to be back on the pitch. Honestly, I missed football game so much and I cannot wait to play, says Kosovic.
How fit you are to play at this moment?
− It`s been exactly four months now since I got injured. I work all the regular stuff with the team apart from training games. I need to fight a bit of fear I still have to start playing. But, that`s normal process and I`m sure I`ll be ready soon.
You were often seen driving pedaling bicycle in the pool early in the morning under the watchful eye of recovery expert Andra Milutinovic.
− It`s perfect and a privilege working with Andra but it`s also strenuous. Everyone says you feel so much stronger after working with him and I really feel good now. Two months ago I used to spend almost all day with him. Now, we are at final stages of recovery and I would really like to thank Andra for helping me so much.
How about your full return date?
− I will work as if I`m going to play against Viktoria Plzen. But, there will be no rush, I`ll move forward gradually. Beginning of March should be the timeline of my full return.
How was it for you to start training after a long spell of the pitch?
− I felt like a kid, kept kicking the ball into the net for about two hours! I really missed it a lot.
Luiz Everton is on the exit doors but Kosovic is about to return.
− Surely, we`ll miss Everton and his fighting spirit and performances. But, all Partizan players have to be on a right level at all times, regardless of departures and arrivals. Therefore, when I`m on the pitch I`ll do my best to help Partizan. Boss Djukic wants floating passing game and pace from us and we all need to get ready for it.