Can Croatian striker Mislav “Orsha” Orsic, born in the K-League, make his debut on the English stage?
Southampton, to which Orsic belongs, faces Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) in the 2022-23 season held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 12th. In the round of 16, Southampton defeated Lincoln City and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Southampton fell to the bottom of the English Premier League (EPL). Before and after the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup in Qatar, he fell into a ‘league 6 consecutive defeat’ and was driven to the edge of a cliff. He has a busy road to go, but he brings Man City home for the EFL Cup schedule. Rotation is also realistically difficult as there is a ticket for the semifinals.
In the midst of this, a striker familiar to K-League fans is waiting for his debut on the English stage. Orsichi, who played for Jeonnam Dragons and Ulsan Hyundai in the past, is the main character. After leaving the K-League, he played for Dinamo Zagreb, a prestigious club in Croatia, and also played a big role in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League (UEL). 온라인바카라
The same is true on the international stage. He first debuted with the Croatia national team in 2019 and has been active until now. Orsic also participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, helped in the second round of the group stage against Canada and against Brazil in the quarterfinals, and scored the winning goal against Morocco in the 3rd and 4th place, receiving worldwide attention.
After that, Orsic left Zagreb for Southampton and entered the English stage. Southampton shared photos of players training in preparation for the match against Man City on the 10th (Korean time). Orsic, wearing the number 11 and arranging the front line, also stood out.
Of course, as he has just joined the team, the chances of him starting out are low. Football statistics media ‘Whoscored.com’ predicted that Southampton would form an attacking lineup with Che Adams, Mohamed Elionusi, Joe Aribo and Samuel Edjiro. Orsic aims to make his Southampton debut by coming on as a substitute.