Hajduk will play the first official game of the new season on Thursday at 20:00 at Poljud stadium in Split. In Europa League second qualifying round, their opponent is PFC Slavia Sofia and ahead of the first-leg match, head coach Željko Kopić stressed that the team is in a very good shape and ready for the first official international challange.
"We got a very tough opponent and therefore we have to play a smart match, but we are entering the new season with great optimism, in a very good shape and I'm sure that the players that will play the game will give their best" said, among other things, head coach Kopić.
Captain Zoran Nižić additionally emphesized:
"We are satisfied with the pre-season preparations, we can't wait for the first match. We know how Slavia plays, we are aware that we need to prevent their counterattacks but we are ready for all that this game brings" added Hajduk's captain.