Partizan squad moves to Turkey on Sunday for a two-week winter preps (23rd of Jan – 6th of Feb) to be staged in Belek region, Turkey.
As it stands, there will be 30 players on a morning flight to Antalya on Sunday:
Goalkeepers (4): Popovic, Stevanovic, Lukac, Slavkovic
Defenders (9): Vujacic, Sanicanin, Zivkovic, Ostojic, Miljkovic, Obradovic, Urosevic, Miletic, Ilic
Midfielders (13): Natcho, Zdjelar, Terzic, Jojic, Markovic, Pantic, Jovic, Lutovac, Pavlovic, Smiljanic, Bazdar, Lakcevic, Petkovic
Forwards (4): Ricardo, Menig, Holender, Milovanovic.
Squad will be joined by full coaching and medical staff, Sports Director Ivica Iliev, Chief Scout Ivica Kralj, First Team Scout Dejan Rusmir, management representatives as well as club employees from media, travel and security departments.
Media representatives will join Belek preps on 1st of February apart from Arena Sport TV personnel who will be present from the day one, being in charge of friendlies live coverage and everyday reports for their sports TV station.
Originally, Partizan was supposed to stage winter preps in Cyprus but it was cancelled due to a current Covid-19 status on the island. Therefore, the club opted for traditional Belek location, Kaya Palazzo Resort, where over the first ten days squad will practice on the main resort`s training pitch exclusively while the rest of the preps team will share training time with other teams arriving at the resort (there are four training pitches in total) or moving to another resort close-by for an exclusive training time. Over the years, preps in Belek proved top-notch and we hope the weather conditions will be fine as well.
Partizan arranged five friendlies during the Belek preps:
Tuesday, 25th of Jan, 2pm kick-off: Tikves Kavadarci (North Macedonia)
Saturday, 29th of Jan, 3pm kick-off: Istanbul Basaksehir or other Turkish team training in Belek at the time (Turkey)
Wednesday, 2nd of Feb, 2pm kick-off: Dinamo Moscow (Russia)
Saturday, 5th of Feb, 11am kick-off: opposition yet to be confirmed
Saturday, 5th of Feb, 3pm kick-off: Dinamo Batumi (Georgia)
Opponents for the first of two friendlies to be played on 5th of February will be decided based on the teams available at given date.
Partizan squad will return to Belgrade on Sunday evening, 6th of February.
Domestic season restarts on the weekend of 12th /13th of February with Partizan away to Radnicki Nis. On 17th of Feb, Partizan is away to Sparta Prague for a first leg of Conference League last 16 play-off stage followed by SSL home game against Radnicki Kragujevac and home UEFA ECL return leg. Finally, February schedule will finish with an away Eternal derby game, exact date and time yet to be confirmed.