After scoring 80 goals in 85 matches for Dinamo Zagreb’s youth teams, Ivan Šaranić has deservedly began his professional career with Dinamo’s second team in the Druga Liga. In his first six professional games, the 17 year-old has scored three goals and provided an assist – carrying his squad out of the league’s relegation zone. This past Saturday, Šaranić scored a brace against Dugopolje as Dinamo II took care of business with a 2-0 victory.
Following his magnificent two-goal performance last weekend, I briefly spoke with Ivan. When asked about his thoughts on his performance, the young attacker stated, “There is no better feeling than to score two goals in an important match and to help my team get a victory.”
According to a recent Zdravko Mamić interview, the left-footed attacker is expected to join Dinamo Zagreb’s first team next season. When we asked Ivan about his experience in the Druga Liga and plans for next season, he told me, “I feel that in every match I give my maximum on the pitch. People at the club will decide if I play next season for the first or second team. Of course, the games for Dinamo Zagreb II will give me the experience that I need for higher levels that I want to reach in my career”.
Keep your eyes on Ivan Šaranić.