Today, sports director Dario Dabac presented the new players of Istra 1961 to the media. Abdallahi Mahmoud and Robbie Burton, welcome!


Robbie Burton came to us on loan from Dinamo for a year. He passed the Arsenal school, and spent a year at Dinamo. The player with whom we wanted to increase our competition in the midfield, which we think will bring us a certain ritam.

You had the opportunity to meet Abdallahi Mahmoud at yesterday’s match, he is coming on loan from Alaves for a year. He’s been at Alaves for three years now, a guy who will also step up competition for us in the midfield and a guy we wanted primarily because of the extra rhythm that coach Gonzalo was looking for, so we can be competitive in the league. We are glad that they are with us, says sports director Dario Dabac.

The team and the entire professional staff welcomed me very nicely and friendly. I’ve only been here a few days but the impression is great, and I’m looking forward to the season ahead, says Robbie Burton.

I played the first game yesterday, I am more satisfied with the second half. Too bad we didn’t realize more of the chances we created but overall, a good game. I hope to succeed with the team this season and I am glad to be in Istria, says Abdallahi Mahmoud.