One of the key aces of the Croatian national team’s upcoming Euro, Nikola Vlašić cried last weekend as he left the game against Ufa, the second-to-last team in the Russian league. He insisted that his knee was swollen, and the first news was not optimistic.
HNS Medical Services responded quickly and reviewed the findings, which confirmed that Vlasic was not seriously injured.
We also checked the situation with Nikola’s father, Joško Vlašić, who has been training with him since the beginning of his career.
“We immediately sent the findings to London. The first diagnosis was the same as in Russia. There was no trauma and the swelling prevented the legs from fully extending. We will send the findings to Tel Aviv in Macaba and our Nikolai Vujcic. Missing anything is not. A good thing, the player must think about whether he is cured in every action,” Vlašić told us.
Nikola calmed down after the initial shock and felt good, without worrying about his performance in the euro zone. Split players have scored 12 goals this season and provided 6 assists in 34 games.
“When you see your knees in this state, you are always shocked. I don’t care. Nikola is strong and fully prepared. When the player is in this state, injuries usually cause less damage. Maybe other People will be more difficult, football is unpredictable, due to external shocks or players make unexpected movements that his brain cannot recognize. They are injured. Although they try to predict and kick the ball during training, this cannot be affected. Father explained Said, so physical preparation is very important.
Since coming to Russia from Everton in the summer of 2018, Vlasic has become the best player in the Russian league. The team recently taken over by Ivica Olić does not look good. They are currently ranked sixth and their games are increasingly worrying Vlašić. Nikola stands out with his qualities, and his transfer has been going on for a long time. His contract with the Russian club will bind him until 2024, but the problem is that few people want to honor the 35 million euro clause during the corona crisis. The Russians do not agree to pay one million euros less, so Nikolai expects the euro and the football market to return to normal.
“He feels very full, but after three years of doing a lot of good things in the club, this is normal. He needs new challenges, different game concepts and different teammates. CSKA does not look good at the moment. Everyone is watching them. In the game, Olic has a lot of things. The team has no rhythm and I can’t get rid of the pressure. Nikola suffers in this position because intuitive creativity is his greatest virtue.” Joshko said.
Father did not hide that Nicholas was often followed by big clubs, but due to the corona crisis, no one was willing to take great risks.
“Last winter, many people made offers, but the club believes that the deal is worth more than 35 million euros. The crown is expensive, but the football market is still active. The club knows who and why they follow. I am not afraid of his future. , The best player in the Russian league, plays for a club that is much harder than Zenit, who wants to give him the ball. Nikola is grateful for everything he has done so far, even though he has not played The coach of the House, he also won the status of the best player of Russia and the main player of the national team, but we thank each coach because we learned that Joško laughed, “in retrospect”, Joško ( Josko laughed. He recalled Nikola’s transfer from Hajduk to Everton in 2017 and manager Sam Allardyce.
We are interested in the relationship between Vlasic and Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic and how he views Nikola’s role in the national team. In the Qatar World Cup qualifiers opening match against Slovenia, Dalic played without a striker, Vlasic was one of the most advanced players. This is a rhombus system, but there are no classic ten. Even Zvone Boban was surprised by the establishment of Dalic in a dialogue with the Slovenian media and concluded that Croatia did not meet the standard tactically. The final result showed that the Slovenian was 1:0.
“Dalic and I will communicate as much as possible, imposing ourselves and interfering with other people’s work is not mine. We are correct. The skill of a coach is to understand the qualities of players. Nikola is a player who can be a player in any position. Player. The fact is that he manages the best in the last third outside the penalty area. He has a lot of weapons. He can break from side to side, center or pass the ball. When he receives the ball close to the goal, he is the best. Strong; usually his back is facing the goal, and when you defend thicker, this is not easy; when he faces the ball 30-35 meters, his strength can best reflect his strength. There is no doubt that this is For a goal opportunity, the only question is how it will work: “Nikola breaks the opponent with his action. If there is a Petkovic in front of him and powerful wings next to him, it is really an illusion. “Joshko thought.
As an excellent fitness expert, Flasic was dissatisfied with the crazy pace of football players until the end of the year. How to make them easier?
“Today’s athletes must live a perfect life, pay attention to diet and rest. In the established process and training system, stress can be eliminated, and by maintaining the correct rhythm, more games can be played. It can be said that if a player accepts With more technical training, his expenditure will be reduced. If you only compete in strength and competition, then you will spend more, and when we add the mental state that accompanies failure, it will produce wear and tear. Fatigue. Optimal decision-making, embedded in a good system that prevents players from going hungry, can easily withstand so much effort: wealthy clubs will buy more players to replenish the roster, but surprisingly, There are so many strong clubs that do not invest enough money in fitness coaches and physical therapists.” He concluded.