The break is over and we’re off to the violet-clad project 2021/22. The first chapter began with a meeting; right after that, the lads have sprung into action.
On Monday morning, the first day of the preparatory period was attended by: Jug, Sušak, Milec, Mutavčić, Mitrović, Obreht, Sikošek, Guerrico, Bobarić, Vrhovec, Pihler, Djelovci, Kotnik, Žugelj, Požeg Vancaš, Kronaveter, Tavares, Sirk and Vipotnik.
Sikošek, Sirk and all the players who just came back from being on loan have hit the ground running. Maher was absent due to illness; Guerrico and Žugelj will train according to an individual programme at the beginning of this preparatory period, while Mitrović will only leave out the most intense part of the training sessions (one-to-one duels) as a preventive measure after a long, but ultimately successful recovery.
Due to their obligations in the jerseys of their national teams, the planned list of players for the beginning of the preparatory period was missing Repas, Matko, Martinović, Koderman, Gorenak, Pridgar, Rec and Klampfer, some of whom are not actually missing but were only given a couple of additional days to rest. Just like during the play-offs of the last season, Dervišević and Peričić will not be attending the team’s training sessions; subject to an agreement, they are free to find new challenges.
The team will spend its first working week in Ljudski vrt before moving to Moravske Toplice on 14 June.