Friday, 6 August 2010


Dinamo Zagreb coach Velimir Zajec looks set to turn to Brazilian Etto in a attacking role after becoming disenchanted with the performance of strikers Miroslav Slepicka and Dodo. Dodo is yet to score this season, whilst Czech international Slepicka failed to threaten in the Champions League qualifier with Sherriff.

Ante Rukavina will lead the Dinamo attack down the middle in the coming weeks. However Etto may now be entrusted on the right side of a forward three having impressed in midweek. Etto normally plays at right back, but the role has now been entrusted to Croatian Under 21 international Sime Vrsaljko. Etto has long been a reliable player for Dinamo, but goalscoring is not a strong point. Etto will be expected to make assists and breach the backline having built up an understanding with Sammir and Milan Badelj. Luis Ibanez is expected to stay at left back and Milan Badelj will continue in his deep lying midfield role. However Pedro Morales needs to step up to his best form as is Dinamo's best hope of goals in support of Rukavina. Slepicka may drop to the bench with Ilija Sivonjic and Andrej Kramaric.

If Dinamo's new formation succedes, Dinamo are unlikely to recruit Montenegro international Fatos Beciraj. Brazilian Dodo still may go on loan in the next few weeks. It is thought Dinamo have retained him due to a short term injury to Kramaric, whilst Sivonjic also has been hampered by injury. Dodo could be offered to Lokomotiva, Istra, Inter Zapresic or Sibenik.