The season of Budućnost football club, the real competitive one, fits into two matches – the Cup semi-finals against Mladost. The first will take place on Thursday at 16h.
The still current champion lost the title in November of last year, when Sutjeska went up by double digits in standings. All the matches since then, including the seven spring ties in 10 games, under the command of new coach Vladimir Vermezović, were ‘sessions’ in which the Podgorica team did not have an imperative to win.
Despite that, they put on a poor performance, way below their rating and expectations. Will Budućnost play as it should tomorrow, in the matches when the pressure is on, will be seen soon.
The second problem is that Mladost, at least in the last two weeks, has been playing better football than Budućnost, as Vermezović himself admitted at a press conference. “Mladost is in better form than we are, in better momentum, with a player who scored five goals in the past two games,” said Budućnost coach, referring to Admir Adrović.
“On the other hand, Cup matches are specific, often form is not decisive. This is a two-part competition. Nothing will be decided tomorrow, despite the score.” Mladost and Budućnost will play three games in 14 days, as their duel in the championship is scheduled for Saturday.
“In two weeks we face three matches against Mladost and one against Grbalj. Tough schedule, but that’s football, if we don’t like it, then we should do something else. I am glad we have some tough games ahead of us and the opportunity to win a trophy. We will do everything to make use of it,” added Vermezović.
Budućnost and Mladost played 1:1 in the second spring round. “They are a tough team, experienced, with several new players we need to pay special attention to. The biggest danger will come from Ćetković, an excellent player and we will strive to single him out from his team. If we stop him, we will stop Adrović as well. On the other hand, we also have our aces,” said Budućnost coach, who has the complete team at his disposal.
“I would stand for any score without a goal taken, 1:0 for us is fine. It is important we guard our net, and I hope we will find a way to the opponent’s net,” concluded Vermezović. The second semi-final will see Grbalj and Igalo duel it out.
Translated from Vijesti Online, click here for the original.