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Free-again Stipe Plazibat ready for next adventure

Former Home United star Stipe Plazibat is ready to embark on the next chapter of his career after his contract with Bangkok Glass was officially terminated.

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Plazibat had a brilliant 2017 for Singaporean outfit Home United, netting 37 goals in all competition as they finished third in the S.League (now Singapore Premier League) and reached the AFC Cup ASEAN Zone final.

His prolific displays in front of goal earned him a move to Thai League 1’s Bangkok Glass, although it was a move that soon turned into a nightmare.

Despite Plazibat being their first foreign signing for the 2018 season, the Glass Rabbits went on to sign and register another five import players, rendering the Croat ineligible to play for them in a competitive fixture.

However, Plazibat’s ill-fated move to the Leo Stadium finally ended on May 31 when his contracted was officially terminated by the club.

Despite the ordeal, the 28-year-old – who is currently back in Croatia to get married – remains upbeat over his future and is open to any offers now that he is a free agent.

“Even in this situation, I remain motivated because I’m still young and I don’t want to quit football as a result of this past five months,” Plazibat told FOX Sports Asia in an exclusive interview.

“In fact, I feel like I’m improved a lot in terms of fitness and my understanding of the game because, even just in training sessions, the quality was of a higher level.

“I tried to use this time to improve myself and I feel stronger than I was before, so I didn’t lose much except for playing time.”