Milan Borjan looking to use strong Red Star campaign as springboard for important summer with CanMNT
Red Star Belgrade recently clinched an impressive 6th straight Serbian league title, with their captain Milan Borjan playing a crucial role in their success once again.
Red Star clinched the title with six games to spare on April 22nd, as they defeated FK TSC Bačka Topola 4-1. Since then, they’ve expanded their lead to 24 points, and still have four games to further largen that gap at the top. This achievement marks a remarkable feat for the team, who have now won a total of 34 National Championships as a club.
Borjan was a standout player throughout the season, too, playing a crucial role in the team's success. His performance in goal was particularly impressive, as he allowed just 12 goals in league play, keeping 19 clean sheets. As a result, Red Star currently sits with the best defensive record in the league, having allowed just 15 goals through 33 games.
In addition to his goalkeeping skills, Borjan also demonstrated his versatility as a player, putting up an improved pass accuracy rate of 75%. This ability to play out from the back was crucial, as his team held the majority of the ball in most matches, allowing Borjan to improve a side of his game with which he'd previously struggled heavily with.
As a result, it's expected that Borjan's form will be crucial for the Canadian national team as they prepare for the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup tournament this summer.
Canada will be hoping to make a strong showing in the tournament, and Borjan's experience and leadership will be a valuable asset to the team. Having spent over a decade with this team, the 35-year-old goalkeeper has already made 73 appearances for Canada and has been a consistent performer over the years.
Borjan's form for Red Star Belgrade this season will give the Canadian national team added confidence going into the tournament. His impressive defensive record and leadership will be a huge asset for John Herdman’s side as they chase silverware.
Borjan will be hoping to build on his impressive form for Red Star Belgrade as he represents his country on the international stage once again. The goalkeeper will be looking to maintain his focus and consistency at the back as he looks to guide Canada to their first trophy in 23 years.
Red Star Belgrade's success this season can be attributed to the team's strong defensive record, with Milan Borjan playing a crucial role in this aspect of the game. The team's dominance in the Serbian league is a testament to their quality and consistency and they will be hoping to carry this form into next season.
His impressive form for Red Star Belgrade this season will undoubtedly give him added confidence going into the tournament and his experience and leadership will be invaluable assets to the Canadian national team.