Football is his life, but Ivan loves winning even more

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If there’s one thing Macarthur defender Ivan Vujica loves more than playing football is winning.

For him it’s always been about the win, he told the media when he spoke to them ahead of the Bulls clash with Newcastle this Sunday at Campbelltown.

“I am very competitive, whether it’s my brother in the backyard or this Sunday against Newcastle Jets I want to win,’’ he said.

Actually he didn’t need to admit his competitive streak, because watching him from the grandstand fans can see that his body language is always positive.

The 25 year old left back joined the Campbelltown based A-League side ahead of the 2022-23 A-League season and has played in all 10 games.

Vujica says that while there is always room for improvement, the Bulls back four are becoming a pretty good defensive unit.

He revealed that even after training or games the four defenders are in constant contact to talk about one thing only: how to improve as a unit.

“We have coffee together or send each other clips; we are always looking for ways to gain an edge,’’ he says.

“Football is our life so when we talk to each other that’s what we talk about.

“I thoroughly enjoy being part of this group.’’

Vijuka says that following last week’s heavy 4-0 loss to the Western Sydney Wanderers it was best to try to turn it into a positive.

“It’s important to stay grounded and focused on the main task after a defeat like that,’’ he said.

As for his coach, Dwight Yorke, he was coy when asked if he would be making any changes to the starting line up against the Jets.

Yorke said the Bulls needed to bring a bit more physicality to their style of play, especially in defending their goal.

“We are back home in front of our fans, but we will need to be at our best to win the game,’’ Yorke said.

“It’s important that we bounce back quickly after last week.’’

Sunday’s match at Campbelltown Stadium will kick off at 3pm.

The Bulls training at Campbelltown Stadium this morning. TOP: Ivan Vujica faces the media afterwards.

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