FK Partizan Assistant Coach and former player Albert Nadj joined latest edition of Partizan Podcast and revealed how he first met with Gordan Petric back in 1991.
“I met him for the first time when I was called-up to Partizan seniors from youths. I was 16 years old and Partizan was coached by Ivica Osim. When I look back, Petric looked more dangerous and serious back then, he was much taller and massive compared to myself. But, we played two years together and got to know each other better. I can say he was always a calm character while you know how energetic I am already”, said Nadj.
Albert Nadj underlined how much training is important in his football philosophy.
“Training session itself must be on a high level because how you train will influence your game performance later on. If you want to play aggressive, you need to be aggressive during training sessions as well. If you want to have strong tackles, you have to be equally the same during exercise. That`s the philosophy I adapted from older coaching colleagues and coaches I worked with in general”.
Partizan Assistant Coach also spoke about his expectations ahead of upcoming European tie and Eternal Belgrade derby game coming up beginning of March.
He also looked back at Partizan first Champions League entry, one that not many believed in back then. He remembered the worlds of sports commentator Predrag Strajnic who told him on the way to England he doesn`t expect Partizan to eliminate favourites Newcastle Utd and reach group stage of the competition.
“I simply cannot doubt Partizan because I love the club and I would give my life for it. Such a doubt did hurt me and if I was able to open airplane window I would throw Strajnic out when we were 10,000 meters up in the air (laughs). I told him he will play drinks to everyone on the return flight and if we lose I`ll pay a dinner for the whole plane”, said Nadj.