UROŠ RAČIĆ FOR HOTSPORT: “I think we can bring great joy to Serbia at the World Cup! When people have faith, then anything is possible”!

“This team is ready to play in a big competition and to win against all national teams.”

Uroš Račić was born in To the King In 1998, he made his first football steps in the local team Sloga together with his brother Bilzan Bogdanom. As teenagers he arrives in OFK Belgrade where he performed until 2016, and then signed his first professional contract with Red star and got a chance to make his debut in the match against Olympiacos at the moment it is Miodrag Bozovic sitting on red and white benches.

He was a member of the team that managed to win a place in Europa League for the first time after 12 years, and then the following season in Champions League. After a great impression in Stars, a Spanish giant Valencia decides to pay 2.2 million euros and bring the high midfielder into its ranks. He spent the first season outside of Serbia on loan in the team Tenerifa, and the following in Familikau where he left a great impression and fought for the starting place in Valencia. He quickly gained the sympathy of the fans and scored great goals in the “Bats” jersey, and the award in the form of an invitation for the national team arrived. Under command Dragan Stojković Piksi he recorded three appearances and together with the rest of the team won a place on World Cup in Qatar after a great victory against Portugal. Uroš is in conversation for HotSport revealed what the atmosphere was like in the locker room at half time, as well as what factor was crucial in the match against Portuguese.

Uros Racic during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match between Serbia and Ireland, at the Rajko Mitic Stadium, in Belgrade, Serbia on March 24, 2021.
3/24/2021 March 24. 2021. Belgrade, Serbia photo: Pedja Milosavljevic / STARSPORT

A few days have passed since the huge success, have the impressions subsided?

UR: Not yet, this is a huge success and I think that over time the euphoria will be greater because the people in Serbia, perhaps, for the first time, he feels that we have an atmosphere that precedes some great things in the future.

What decided the match with Portugal?

UR: He judged the quality of the players on the field, and on the other hand he was initiated (infected) with Mister’s belief in everything we did in the previous qualifiers. He passed on the faith to every player and to every man in his own way Serbia that all that has happened is possible to happen, a when there is faith in people, then everything is possible !

What do you think is our reach at the World Cup?

UR: I think it is important to first pass the group for which we absolutely have the quality, and then in the knockout phase I believe that with the quality of the players together with Mister we can bring great joy and make the Serbian people happy, may God give us !

What was the mood in the locker room at halftime?

UR: You saw that from the first moment we played to win, we agreed that whatever happens, we will go to triumph. Mister he said that we should continue and that we will win until the end, which is what happened in the end. We secured the victory at the very end of the match, which gives all this another special weight and charm! I would say totally deserved!

On the other hand, he was one of the best players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, how did it feel to beat one such great man in a match that is so important?

UR: All together, win like this Portugal (one of the best national teams in the world) on Luža in their house, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, a player who can solve a match at any moment with one move, and has shown that he can do it countless times so far, gives one great strength and faith in this team that is ready to play in a great competition with all national teams to win!

Back in Valencia, you are in ninth place together behind Barcelona, ​​will you try to attack the position that leads to Europe?

This year started well, then we had a negative series that has now passed, thank God, we are a team that has been together for a long time and I think that the more time goes by we will play better and I would like to be among the teams this year who will play Europe because we certainly have the quality for that – he concluded Uroš Račić in an exclusive interview for HotSport.


Source: HotSport by hotsport.rs.

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