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Tonci Gabric: Hajduk has the best goalkeepers in Croatia

Tonci Gabric: Hajduk has the best goalkeepers in Croatia

 
29/1/2016 - 13:52 h
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Goalkeeper coach Tonci Gabric has a lot to do in Turkey.

There are four goalkeepers that went on a winter training camp and they are having two training practices a day. Goalkeepers' trainings have specific requirements.

"Our goalkeepers are working hard and it is really nice to work with them. They have exhausting trainings but it has to be like that at this phase of preparations. It is for their own good" said Gabric.

Hajduk has great goalkeepers.

Lovre Kalinic is a goalkeeper of Croatian national team, predestined to succeed Danijel Subasic, current first Croatian goalkeeper and a former player of Hajduk. Kalinic is the oldest among four Hajduk's goalkeepers. Born on April 03, 1990, he will soon be 26 years old, the best goalkeeper's age is therefore ahead of him. He is nevertheless well known player of international reputation.

Dante Stipica is one year younger, he is 24, born May 30, 1991. He collected 20 caps for Hajduk's first team and made his first appearance on May 13, 2010 against Croatia Sesvete. He was 18 years old then and the head coach was Stanko Poklepovic. Later on, he went on different loans.

Ivo Grbic just turned 20, he was born on January 18, 1996. This young goalkeeper played for Croatian U-17 and U-19 teams and made his debut for Hajduk's first team on April 18, 2015 against NK Rijeka, while Goran Vucevic was a head coach. He collected 5 caps for Hajduk's first team and regularly plays for Hajduk II.

Karlo Letica is the youngest, he is still 18 years old. Born February 11, 1997, he is a Croatian U-19 goalkeeper. This young talent draws attention by his figure, he is 199 cm tall and has already played senior matches for NK Val, where he went on loan.

"We have great goalkeepers, surely the best in Croatia. Hajduk's Youth Academy is worldwide known for developing goalkeepers that are predestined for the national senior team, so there is no need to worry about future. Each of these four goalkeepers is really talented. Kalinic is our first goalkeeper, but Stipica and Grbic are ready to become number one any time, they have each component that is necessary for becoming Hajduk's goalkeeper. Letica is a young player and I know him since he was with the Academy beginners. He is eager to work and has great potential. His height makes him special, there are not many goalkeepers in Europe of such height and such potential" said Hajduk's goalkeeper coach Tonci Gabric.


29/1/2016 - 13:52 h
First Team