The success lies in the feet of young players and the patience of the club!
OFK Titograd is visiting Iskra on Monday in the first round of the second part of the First Montenegrin Football League.
The head of the professional staff of the “romantic”, Zoran Govedarica has no dilemma.
“A tough match awaits us. We have a tough half season ahead of us and it will be difficult in every match. Every match will be a derby for us, I have no doubt about that. Everyone in the club is aware of this, but what Titograd did in the winter transitional period, I would say is a precedent in the history of Montenegrin football. The club is aimed exclusively at young people and if we exclude experienced footballers such as Ivan Novovic, Admir Adrovic, Luka Merdovic, Ermin Alic and Sasa Ivanovic, the rest of the team is made up of players under the age of 23, ” Govedarica said at the beginning of the interview.
OFK Titograd will rely on players such as Marko Milickovic, Milos Brnovic, Ognjen Gasevic, Ognjen Pelicic, Ivan Bojovic, backup goalkeeper Sergej Joksimovic, Amir Muzurovic, Alden Skriel in the next half-season, and of course, a little more experienced Marko Roganovic, Balsa Banovic Mamadou Mendi, who have had significant minutes in the previous period.
Iskra, on the other hand, has formed a team that is all but a failure and which could threaten Buducnost and Sutjeska in their fight for a title.
“I have a great respect for the whole club. When I was a coach at Grbalj and Buducnost, they had almost the same players. Iskra is a serious team, reinforced with some great players. They will play aggressively, to score as many goals as possible, same as they played in a friendly match against Buducnost when they won 1:3. The team has been together for three years and in the first half season they proved that they can beat anyone,” Govedarica said.
“If we can withstand the pressure, which will be enormous, we will become one of the best teams in the league. We brought together talented guys who are the future of Montenegrin football. Now we have to be patient and believe in them to get us back on the right track,” Govedarica concluded.