Rumours that SG Flensburg Handewitt youngstar, Petar Djordjić (21) will stop to play for Serbian national team become even more serious after he didn’t take a part in January’s qualification for the Junior World Championships, in which Serbia won WC’s VISA in front of Iceland, Macedonia and Estonia.
He wasn’t part of the Junior squad for the last EHF week in which Serbs won twice over EC bronze medalist in generation 1990, Slovenia in Krško. Djordjić was in the 28 players squad for senior team, who played two games against France in Lens and Montpellier, but coach of the national team, Veselin Vuković, didn’t choose him for a squad which traveled to France.
Voices from Germany are more and more loud and speaking about a ambition of German Handball Federation to get one of the best young left back in Handball Bundesliga for their squad. If is well known that young Petar has a German citizenship, due to his father Zoran Paša Djordjić, who was one of the best goalkeeper of Bundesliga in last two decade and if it is also known that Djordjić has a problem with Serbian team and a plan to play for junior NT with his generation, instead senior team, then, everything is possible.
Even if he agrees to change a national squad, Djordjić has to wait for three years due to IHF regulations. Left back of SG Flensburg and before, HSG Wetzlar, played of Senior team at the Mediterranean Games in Italy, where Serbs won gold medal in summer 2009. He also had a few appearances in „A“ squad during qualifications for EHF EURO 2010 in Austria. After Jovica Cvetković leaves a place of the national coach in summer 2009, he didn’t get a chance to show his potential to Sead Hasanefendić and Veselin Vuković.
Last time, when he wears NT t-shirts was Junior European Championships in Slovakia in summer 2010, where Serbia won 10th place.
If this happened, that won’t be a first time for Serbia to lost quality players. Examples of Arpad Šterbik (Spain), Nenad Puljezević, Nikola Eklemović, Milorad Krivokapić (Hungary), Bojana Popović, Katarina Bulatović and Ana Djokić (Montenegro) are numerous.