Partizan achieved 11th consecutive win yesterday with left-back Urosevic scoring the only goal of the game, his third in Partizan shirt.
We spoke to 26-year old defender after Javor game.
You were on American tour with national team during winter, missing Partizan pre-season as a result. But, you made your first starting line-up appearance yesterday and proved pivotal regarding final score.
“I`m grateful for the national team call-up and for the trust coach Stolica had in me. Moreover, I was honoured to wear captain`s armband. As for the pre-season and training, I didn`t go through it with Partizan but I did engage in two working weeks with the national team. We trained a lot and played two friendlies. Upon return, I needed couple of days to fully adjust to work with my teammates and I think I`m in a trademark form now” – said Urosevic.
You scored your ninth career goal yesterday, third in Partizan shirt.
“I scored most of my goals while in Napredak, this is my third Partizan goal and each one was quite important for me. Considering I`m more into defensive duties, I`m pleased when I`m able to help in attacking department. Moreover, it was important for me to show I`m ready to meet the expectations”.
Javor game was really tough, both mentally and physically. Javor looked quite motivated in the second half.
“It`s a standard that each away game is tough in its own way. Javor away is always uncomfortable and yesterday they were quite motivated, especially in the second half when they were searching the equalizer. They tried to pressure us and turn the things around but we kept our first half advantage and managed to achieve another win. We had our fair share of opportunities in the first half but we failed to convert them. After all, it`s all about three points and a win”.
Keeper Stojkovic made a crucial save on the hour.
“He did, it was a clear-cut opportunity and a great save. But, we are not surprised he did it, considering his experience and career overall”.
Partizan is home to Radnik on Sunday.
“We are at home and motivated to extend our winning streak. I hope we`ll succeed in it. They are tough opponent at their own ground but we are at home on Sunday and we`ll to our best to win three more points”.
Your goal away to Javor made it 11 wins a row for Partizan.
“We just need to keep going”.