Partizan is away to Cukaricki on Tuesday (6pm CET kick-off) for a Mozzart Bet Serbian Super Liga round 30 fixtures. This is final round of football ahead of top 8 play-off stage with Partizan battling for spots 2 and 3 on a final day of a regular season.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 5, Cukaricki 0, Drawn 1. Gd: 11-3, Partizan.
Fousseni Diabate (personal reasons) is back in training. Pavlovic is back in contention, Belic and Traore remain doubtful.
Igor Duljaj ahead of Cukaricki away:
-This is a game of high stakes as three teams are competing for runners-up spot ahead of play-off stage. It won`t be easy as we are away to Cukaricki, team that plays great football. But, as I always say, I`m focused on my team. We trained well over the past few days, the mood in the squad is fine and we`ll see how it`s going to look like on the field. The pressure is enormous but you have to cope with it.
We played well against Vozdovac, lots of opportunities were created; the approach to the game was positive and aggression was there – I want to see that in each and every game.
Cukaricki has excellent roster – Pankov, Tosic, Jovanovic..Badamosi is great player too, tall and strong, able to keep possession, Docic is aggressive and great on set-pieces. They are capable of good pressing game too; well organized unit and they are not in a top 4 by chance.
I have the support from club itself but it really matters when people stop you on a street and say “never surrender”. It gives me strength to keep it going.
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