Amir Dervisevic will be the first international acquisition by SC East Bengal in this ISL Season. After acquiring the veteran Slovenian Player Amir Dervisevic the Red and Gold Brigade made the much-awaited first overseas addition of the campaign. At the Sametime after three days following the news of Manolo Diaz. Is the Former Real Madrid manager, took over the role from Robbie Fowler.
“I am very happy to have signed with SC East Bengal. It’s a new challenge for me and I hope to have a very good season with my new teammates and all the technical staff. My primary target is to fight to win every match with this club so rich in history. because I know this team has a winning mentality and so does our new coach.” – Said Amir Dervisevic after signing for SC East Bengal.
Certainly, the 29-year-old Midfielder joined the Kolkata Giants from Slovenia’s NK Maribor. NK Maribor are the most successful club in Slovenia, they lifted the Slovenian premier league fifteen times. Where he played 161 games for them in his eight years of runs and scored 18 goals.
“I have heard about the derby in this part of the world. It is massive and one that I am looking forward to. I have been part of the biggest derby in Slovenia for so many years. I know the sentiment and what it means to the fans.” – Further added by Dervisevic.
Amir Dervisevic Career So Far
Most Importantly Amir Dervisevic played in both of the qualification campaigns for the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. And he has also competed in the major Europe League competition with Maribor in the 2013-2014 season. The Slovenian played for the National Team 6 times and played in 5 matches in the final 2018-19 UEFA Nations League campaign. East Bengal fans will be quite happy to hear that Amir is a very flexible player in many positions.
Meanwhile, as a traditionally essential intermediate player and protecting midfielder, he can even be a 2D striker, a Left-Back, Right-Back as well as a right-winger, central midfielder and offering Manolo Diaz enough possibilities to deploy him in high-quality.
The management of SC East Bengal made a remarkable effort in such a short period to recruit coaches and players and left no stone unturned for the creation of a complete team. Dervisevic won 3 times and twice in the Slovenian Super Cup, Slovenian Premier League and finished as Slovenian Cup champion. He played for Krka, Interblock and Verzej prior.
The vital midfielder was pivotal in Maribor, having won three championships, one Slovenian Cup, and in 2014 helped them to qualify for the Champions League group stages.
How Amir Dervisevic could be used in East Bengal
Technically, a good foreign signing up the order is important for a club. Especially in ISL 2021-22, the clubs have only 6 slots for overseas players, including one Asian Quota. Therefore, Indian Clubs take at least three months to bring the right player in.
However, in the case of SC East Bengal, their Participation in the tournament is confirmed only at the end. Because of the issues with the partners, Shree Cement. And the management should be appreciated here, for bringing a player like Amir Dervisevic at the neck of the moment.
Amir can fit anywhere in the line-up, when you look at him, he can Play at both Fullback positions. In addition, he can be a winger when the manager needs to push the team-up. And surely he can also play at his natural Center Midfield Position. Certainly, any manager will pick him in the starting eleven.
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