7m - Banduka: “Playing SEHA - Gazprom League is a big thing for young players“

Pavle Banduka

He is one of the players who took the chance of playing at SEHA - Gazprom League with both hands coming from RK Dinamo. The 21-years old Serbian right wing Pavle Banduka showed great potential on international stage by scoring 25 goals in the first nine matches of the season, putting his name on the TOP of club's goalscorers list.

Belgrade born left handed player, a successful student of Faculty of Sport and Education in the Serbian capital, playing his third season in Pancevo after moving from his first club URK Studentski Grad.We achieved our goal by beating Vojvodina in Novi Sad and drew with RK Nexe in Pancevo. Honestly, we could have played better against RK Metalurg in Pancevo. The team was scared and under pressure in the first match in front of home fans. We are rising as the team from match to match despite some defeats. Generally, I can be positive. However, it is always in your mind where we could have gotten some more points.

Score 1-1-7 was somewhat expected in a situation in which RK Dinamo Pancevo faces teams from the European elite in the SEHA - Gazprom League...RK Dinamo Pancevo played Serbian Super B League three years ago. After we won promotion, we made a sensation in the following season by winning the second place in the Super League, which gave us chance to play in the EHF Cup and SEHA - Gazprom League. Competition is getting stronger season by season. We are aware of the fact that Serbian teams are the weakest on paper, but since Septeber we have showed that we can play against stronger teams, who are also playing in the EHF Champions League. SEHA is one of the strongest leagues in the world of handball. It means a lot to the teams that do not have strong rivals in their domestic leagues. All in all, the most important thing is that the fans can enjoy.

How far can you go and what can Dinamo do this season?The Serbian derby with Vojvodina is ahead of us in Pancevo and we are taking the role of the favourite. I am hoping for another win and new three points. RK Metalurg do not play that well as in the first part of the season, so maybe we can surprise them. About the other teams; we will try to surprise anyone in front of home fans, especially those who underestimate us, as we did against RK Nexe.

Some of the most attractive goals put the name of Pavle Banduka "under radar" of the handball community...This is a season of affirmation in my case. Season in which RK Dinamo Pancevo got a lot of media attention due to playing in the SEHA - Gazprom league, which is followed all around the Globe. Aware of that fact, we are using every match to represent our club and the city in the best possible manner. Based on that, all young players are showing their potential in matches with the bigger teams. I am satisfied with my form, but of course, it can always be better, and I hope for that in the second part of the season. We are working hard for that.