Sunday, 28 March 2010


After a respectable first half to the season Inter Zapresic, appear to be ruing their ties to Dinamo as their mid season tinkerings have seen them slide dramatically close to the relegation zone. Zapresic and Varteks have struggled to find a win since returning from winter break leaving them one win away from being leapfrogged by Istra or NK Zagreb.

Zapresic particularly could be accused over tinkering with their side. After recieving money for Matej Delac and Dodo, Zapresic entered the transfer market to fetch in Serbian Nenad Nikolic, Montegrin Sasa Balic, Tomislav Zivko, Paraguyan Gamarra and strikers Ilija Sivonjic and Guilermo Suarez. The reaction of the side has however been poor. The usefulness of acquiring Nikolic, Balic, Gamarra and Suarez must seem particularly question.

Zapresic had built up a decent run with Mario Grgurovic, Tomislav Saric, Miroslav Saric, Silvio Cavric and Tomislav Jonjic key to their game. The changes have however unsettled the team. The signing of players with long time free agent status and unhappy squad members of Dinamo Zagreb would appear a questionable move. Whilst Ilija Sivonjic would also appear a decent signing on paper, the right sided forward has shipped out expectedly by Dinamo and could be experiencing a crisis in confidence. Guilermo Suarez is also a player who was in seperate training in Dinamo and may prefer to have been given free agent status to return to South America.

Zapresic decision making would therefore appear question. Moves for such players as Dario Zahora and Mario Mijatovic who had been playing with Lustenau may have proved more profitable, whilst keeping the crux of their side together.