Gonzalez: "We were highly motivated tonight"

Raul Gonzalez

Vardar - Meshkov Brest 31:23 (17:14)

(Borozan 6, Cupic 5 / Stojkovic 5, Shylovich 5: Mijatovic 10 saves)

Sergey Bebeshko, Meshkov Brest coach:
I'd like to congratulate Vardar on this victory. They were really good in defense and in the second half they improved their attack. They are obviously a great team. We did our best but that was not enough today. We've obviously given all we have a few days ago against Celje and were quite emptied today I'd say. However, we've got a whole new team now and I think we're on the right track.

Vid Poteko, Meshkov Brest player:
Vardar are a very good team, this was an extremely tough match for us. We did not play our best handball today, our goal is to rise match in - match out.

Raul Gonzales, Vardar coach:
I'm happy about this victory against a very good team of Brest led by a great coach. We were highly motivated tonight, especially because of the fact we usually experience a lot of struggle playing against them, we were aware we can't allow ourselves to lose focus in any moment of the match. I agree with coach Bebeshko - our defense was really good tonight and it makes me happy ahead of the beginning of Champions League.


Daniel Gjorgjeski, Vardar player:
We've delivered yet another great performance, just like in the match against Metalurg in which we've had excellent approach. Amazing match for us, we were really self-confident and motivated from the very beginning. I agree our defense was key factor today.