Red Star footballer Mirko Ivanic believes that his club played a great match, despite the defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.

It was Ivanic who assisted Bukari who shook the net at the end of the first half.

“It was a very difficult match, but we expected it, because they are the champions of Europe and the best team in the world. We fought bravely and took the lead, and represented Red Star and Serbia with dignity.” said Ivanic, then added:

“I can only be proud of my teammates, and my only regret is that we quickly conceded a goal in the second half. However, I think this is the most we could provide. Also, we wasted a lot in the first half, in fact, in the whole game, when it comes to defense. We played without the ball a lot, but that’s their style and football even when the rival is Real Madrid. We were preparing for it, but we have to be realistic.” Mirko concluded.


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