Getting to know Matija Sarkic

Getting to know Matija Sarkic

By Media Team on 14/09/2020

Matija Sarkic joined Shrewsbury Town ahead of the 2020/21 season from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.

After making the switch from Aston Villa to Wolves on a permanent transfer, the 23-year-old swiftly joined up with Sam Ricketts’ men as Salop took on Portsmouth on the opening day.

After a clean sheet on his debut, Sarkic is feeling positive ahead of Town’s campaign and is encouraged by the Shrews’ performance heading into the first home fixture with Northampton Town.

On joining Salop:

"Yeah, I am really pleased to be here. I didn’t have much time to join in with the lads but I just have to crack on. I really enjoyed my first game and I thought we did really well for our first game. It was really good to get the clean sheet and Man of the Match as well.

“I want to contribute to the team as much as possible in a positive way. I have been eager to start playing. I was ready last season and the season before that. Due to certain circumstances, I haven’t really been able to get my opportunity. Now I really want to show what I can do and help the team.”

On his playing style:

“Being vocal is massive, communication is a dying art within the game. I like to help the team and help the players in front of me. I think projecting my voice throughout helps the whole team – that puts you in good stead going forward.

“I learned a lot from my experience with Livingston. There were a lot of positives to take and that will help me here. I think you can always learn. There is competition for places here and that’s healthy. We will always push each other and keep each other on our toes.

“Working with Brian Jennsen has been good and a good laugh as well. My first impression is that the team has a bunch of real hard-working lads and hopefully that will help us throughout the season. Hopefully we have consistency and a lot of clean sheets.”

On his international experience:

"It has been really good. I’ve had to learn a lot of new names in the last few months with multiple teams. It’s been really good to get that international experience. My first call up was against England and I made my debut against Belarus – hopefully there is more to come

“I have played for Montenegro since under-17’s category. I have always been with them and that’s where my heart lies.”

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