Footballer Milos Dzenek (28) is battling for the title with the Australian team at the World Cup in Qatar. The biggest fight of his life so far did not take place on the ground. Because the sports star has an eventful past.
World Cup: Australia are in the last 16
For the first time in 16 years, the Australian team is back in the round of last 16 of the World Cup. The team, considered underdogs, lost to France but won against Tunisia and Denmark.
According to dailymail.co.uk, he told reporters that the pressure for the round of 16 was probably limited for full-back Degenac, as he had experienced real pressure as a child when he had to flee his homeland. was.
Milos Dzenek: “It’s Pressure”
“The pressure is like running away from war as an 18-month-old child. The pressure is being in the middle of a war as a six-year-old child. It’s pressure.” The 28-year-old doesn’t need to win a football game, though: “Because you can win or lose, but I don’t think anybody will die.” DFB-Elf has already been terminated, which was certainly a bitter disappointment for players – but it wasn’t the end of the world either. You come back to a country where there is no war and no one is forced to migrate.
Milos Dzenek had different experiences before – he was a war refugee: he was born in Croatia to a Serbian family. When the Croatian War of Independence began, they fled to Belgrade – but when the Kosovo War broke out years later, the family was no longer safe there either. So she moved to Australia when today’s football star was still a child.
At the age of 16 he went to Germany and worked on his football career there. On his difficult path he developed his special attitude, as it was not easy for him and he did not earn much money at the beginning of his career: “Drown or die” is the best way to translate his so-called “Singh”. mindset”. Dzenek knew that in order to make a career on the football field, he had to stand out from all the other players.
Australia needs ‘lion mentality’ now
Dzenek is currently signed as a defender with the Columbus Crew club in the American professional soccer league Major League Soccer – and is now eyeing another win with the Australian national team in the round of 16. It probably doesn’t take him to have a “lion mindset”.
Because the next opponent is called Argentina and so football legend Lionel Messi is waiting on the field. Whether that will be enough to seal a victory for Australia’s “Soccers” will be seen on 3 December at 8pm.