Partizan is home to Radnik Surdulica on Sunday (1pm CET kick-off) as part of Linglong Tire Serbian Super Liga round 23 fixtures.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 5, Radnik 1, Drawn 0. Gd: 11-2, Partizan.
Filip Stevanovic (fitness) is still doubtful.
Aleksandar Stanojevic ahead of Radnik game:
“It`s the same ahead of each and every game, we have to be more than cautious. Radnik is on the up. We are fully focused and ready for this match. It`s not easy when you are on a winning streak, that`s why we have a great respect for every opponent” – said Stanojevic.
This is going to be 100th match in two spells for Aleksandar Stanojevic on a Partizan dugout.
“I`m honoured to be coach at this huge club. Numbers do and do not count, it`s other things that matter to me. I remember my first game, my first training session at Teleoptik camp, my first Belgrade derby we won the title with, my first European game and CL with Partizan. There`s a special emotion in Partizan and being part of this story gives you a sense of belonging and that matters more than numbers and stats. I want to transfer these values onto the young generations here”.
Stanojevic had no regrets for not signing another forward after Bahebeck`s injury.
“We realized Nikola Stulic can meet all our demands. He was excellent before the winter break and worked hard during winter preps. You have two options – to give the opportunity to young player or to sign a foreign forward, but then you close the doors to one excellent youngster. Stulic already scored some winning goals”.
Partizan boss is aware of Radnik forward Makaric qualities. 25-year old already scored 15 goals this season.
“When you score so many goals as a forward for a team outside top four, that deserves respect. He is a quality player capable of scoring in variety of ways”.