After the autumn part of the season full of ups, downs and numerous oscillations, the Hajduk regiment finally got a reason for optimism ahead of the continuation of the season. Ivan Leko arrived on the bench after a long wait, and already after a few training sessions, progress in the game can be seen.

A new style full of pressure, pressing and high intensity that grinds the opponent with pace. A game that guarantees attractive football and lots of goals. Something to root for Hajduk they’ve been crying for years. And what could bring the much-desired championship title.

The people of Split have three out of three in the preparations in Novigrad. Radomlje won 3-1, MOL Fehervar 3-2, and Celje was powerless, losing 2-0. This time, Marko Livaja, Filip Krovinović, Dario Melnjak, Chido Awaziem and Karlo Sentić did not play, but young men like Luka Vušković and Jere Vrcić, who should one day wear Hajduk, showed themselves in a good light.

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The victory was brought by Marco Fossati with a spectacular goal in the fork, while the final result was set by Vrcić. The people of Split will conclude their preparations in Novigrad on Sunday at 12:00 with a match against the Czech first league club Slovacko.

– I think it was a good game, I am satisfied with the intensity and quality. The terrain is dry, not ideal, but it’s quite good for a start. We are progressing day by day. It’s always nice to win, when you play cards too. We strive to create a cult of winners from day one, that’s a huge difference – said a satisfied Ivan Leko.

The players accepted his ideas very quickly and the contours of the game he wants in Hajduk are slowly becoming visible. He was also impressed by the young players.

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– We scored two goals, we had good chances. We played good football to begin with, today we gave the young players a chance. Our forte should be a team, it should be a team, and then individual quality to help us win the game. These are not real preparations for us because we have been together for a short time. Every training will be a preparation for us. This is not real preparation, this is familiarization with something different. The only focus is on the daily work, that we try to play better than yesterday, so tomorrow we will try to play better than today. In the beginning, work honestly, so what God gives us – concluded the coach of Hajduk.

Stefan Simić is one of the players with the longest tenure in Hajduk. He arrived at Poljud in the summer of 2019. This time he played from the first minute.

Split: Hajduk beat Osijek 3-1

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– An excellent test for us, the penultimate one before the start of the championship. Celje is a good team. We are happy that we won. This is a good chance for young players. Throughout the preparations, the young players showed themselves in a good light, they endured a good pace. I wish them all the best – said Hajduk stopper Stefan Simić.

The fans of Hajduk are full of optimism ahead of the continuation of the season, and the players are filled with confidence.

– Fossati scored a phenomenal goal, Vrcić also did well with the goal. The most important thing is that we passed the preparations without injuries, except for Ćubelić. We are all satisfied, we can’t wait for the start of the championship. Whoever comes, we are ready – said Simić.

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