Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Unexpected news for Eduardo in Croatia’s game against Romania
By 1970’s Gooner
Croatia is playing an international friendly game tonight against Romania and it was at first thought that Eduardo would come on in the second half. This is what Slavan Bilic said yesterday to the media.
"Having spoken to Arsene Wenger and seen their practice sessions, I am assured that Eduardo is in great shape and he will play a part in Bucharest although he will not start”.
This accounts for the fact that Eduardo trained with what could be described as the second team yesterday.
However his “luck” has changed and it looks as though he will start the game instead.
One of the forwards, Mladen Petric, will likely sit out the game due to an ankle injury he picked up at training.
This has been confirmed by the team’s doctor Mladen Nemec who confirmed that Eduardo will replace him:
"Petrić felt pain and tension in the ankle. We do not know how serious it is but tonight Eduardo will most likely start" said Nemec.
Eduardo had yesterday declared himself fit enough to play 90 minutes and this game comes in handy giving him the chance to greatly improve his much needed match fitness.
He will play in attack alongside the other Croatia forward Ivica Olic.