Partizan squad trained this morning at club`s Zemunelo Sports Centre, preparing for a Wednesday`s 164th edition of Eternal derby. We spoke to several players after the session.
-It`s a fantastic feeling ahead of biggest football clash in Serbia. Of course, there`s adrenaline but I`m not that young and I have big game experience. However, this is a special game of its kind. I watched some of the previous derby matches. Sadly, there`ll be no fans for this one but it`s huge game nonetheless. Expectations are high, we`ll be out there to win, of course. Both teams are on a great run so may the best win.
-We are in a good mood and on a great streak but Eternal derby is a game of its own – form means nothing, it`s all about details, bits and pieces. I think we got what it takes as a team and we`ll go for a win at bitter rival`s ground. We played corresponding fixture with no crowd on the stands and we are used to it, in general. It would be better for an adrenaline shot and positive tension to have crowds behind you but things are as they are, nothing we can do about it at the moment.
-Each and every derby is when you have to prove yourself over and over again. It`s always something new, as well. We all know how important this game is. We are on a 19-game winning streak and we want to continue with this run. We`ll do our best to get ready for this encounter as best as possible. Derby means a lot to me and I think I showed that in some of the previous ones. It`s the biggest showcase of Serbian football and everyone will be out there to present what they are capable of. Both teams play fine football game lately and I cannot wait for this match to kick-off. Derby with no attendance is a different context all together and we need to adjust to those circumstances as early as possible to try and win it.