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Stojkovic to take Nagoya Grampus forward

Nagoya Grampus Dragan Stojkovic plans to take the club forward this season and be more successful than his first season in charge in 2008.

Last season, Grampus finished third in the J-League and competed in the Asian Champions League and this year, Stojkovic is planning to continue the style that got them to that position.

"I was not surprised because I believe in my work and I believe in my philosophy," Stojkovic told the Japan Times.

"My target was to make Grampus a well-organised team that plays well defensively and offensively.

"I am not here to promise anything. I can't promise results, but I can say that my team will play attacking football, modern football. Most people were surprised to see Grampus fighting for the title, but watching from the start it was not a surprise for me.

"We really enjoyed last year with our style," he added.

"We played attacking football and I think it was a success that we made it into the Asian Champion League and we played to the last game for the title.

"Now we want to continue with our style. We don't want to watch the back, we want to watch the front. And I believe we have the talent to go forward."

Andrew Slevison
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