So as the avalanche started, it is time for new thread of Serbian NT as well.
The Olympic year awaits us, with the desire and hope that with all the hardships they will last.
Olympic gold is the only major title that the current World and European champions lack, it would be the crown of this golden generation.
We are certainly not very lucky that the European Championship, which should be held in Serbia in the same year, is emotionally very important, and it would be dificult to temper the form twice in such a short time, motivationally, conditionally, it is certainly a challenge, especially if there is no audience, but I do not doubt our girls and the coaching team.
My prediction/wishes for 12(14) player:
s: Ognjenovic, If Zivkovic returns on time, I believe that Mirkovic will not have a chance, especially after the complete loss of position in Ecz, even against weaker teams. (personaly i would love to see Antonijevic as "second" setter, but we know that that is impossible)
opp: Bošković, Bjelica (this is locked for me, just in case of injury some of them will not be on the list
oh: Mihajlovic, Buša, Milenkovic, Blagojevic
this is ATM clear choice, IMO Lazovic have a chance just in case of injury of the 4 mentioned players or drasticly change of shape of someone plus at least descent level of Lazovic
mb: Rašić, Veljković, Aleksić, (Popović)
i have no doubt that Aleksic is ready for bigger stage, she is amazing, i am sad about Popovic, but she currently play with underperforming Malinov, and i don't see her in 12 unfortunately.
lb : Popović, (Pušić), also Jegdić deserve a chance at least (in VNL,...), but we don't have time to adapt her in a 2-receving system.
And conclusion, that starting lineup and current shape of this player looks amazing, IMO with Buša improvement, better than ever, just look on this list
Ognjenović - Bošković
Mihajlović - Buša
Rašić - Veljković/Aleksić (just in case that Veljkovic she is not ready, for which the chances are minimal, having in mind her beastly psyche and physical preparation.)
Also i give a big space to Popović to back in shape in rest of the season and make a big battle with Aleksić for that 3 MB Olympic spot, but ATM Aleksić is in by far better shape, even when we include big gap between Italian and Romanian league, i mean 72% attack and 1 block avg. per set is amazing wherever is.