Milivoje Novakovic not convinced that Žan Vipotnik made the right decision: ‘The French league is tough, Bordeaux is a big club in trouble’
There is no doubt that Milivoje Novaković has entered the history of Slovenian football as one of the best strikers of all time. After all, the Ljubljana international is the second top scorer Slovenia only the legendary Zlatko Zahović has scored more goals. Milivoje Novaković remained loyal to football even after his career ended, and is currently part of the professional staff of the national team’s selector Matjaz Kek. The latter has also been counting on Žan Vipotnik recently, who transferred from Maribor to Bordeaux. But Milivoje Novakovic doubts that the young forward made the right decision.
Milivoje Novakovic, who spent the golden years of his career in Germany, where he scored goals for the Cologne, is convinced that Vipotnik would have been better off with Crvena zvezda, which also invited him to join its ranks. He also recommended Germany, as he believes he could really develop as a striker there.
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“Did Vipotnik make the right choice? I am not sure. I know because I saw the contract offered by Crvena zvezda. He had assurances that he would be the first striker to play in the Champions League. Bordeaux? The French league is tough, Bordeaux is a big club in trouble, the competition will be great, the league is physical, demanding. If he doesn’t score goals, he will be sidelined. These are my concerns,“, 44-year-old Milivoje Novaković told Delo today.
The retired striker, who scored 32 goals in 80 games for Slovenia, continued.Strikers live on goals, if they’re not… Bordeaux will have at least five black, ambitious players who are passionate about football. He will have to cope with that, which is why I think it would be easier for him at Crvena zvezda. Or in Germany at Augsburg, who asked me about its potential. I advised him that Germany would probably be the best choice for him. Even Belgium or the Netherlands. These are the leagues where the striker develops.”
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