NEXE will on Sunday at home close their seventh SEHA -Gazprom League season welcoming Dinamo Pancevo. This will be a derby of the bottom with eighth-placed NEXE welcoming ninth-positioned Serbian vice-champions. Dinamo are in good form and the most recent proof came in the last round when they managed to reach a draw against highly-favored PPD Zagreb at home. Team from Nasice on the other hand last won the match back in September which means they'd surely like to close the season on a high note in front of their fans.
Match will be broadcasted on ehf TV and Arena Sport (Croatia).
Hrvoje Horvat, NEXE coach:
Dinamo have a much stronger team now than in the first part of the season and they managed to deliver some really solid performances lately. We're neighbours on league's table and that's why we'd like to close the season with a win in front of our fans. We are still dealing with injuries, Mrdjenovic and Buvinic are back but we'll again miss Jelinic and Brumen.
Marko Mrdjenovic, NEXE player:
Dinamo have managed to raise their form lately. We still remember our first encounter in Pancevo in which they had advantage throughout the bigger part of the clash but in the end we had the chance to turn the match upside down. Our goal is to prove everyone we're better than this eighth place on the table. I'd like to invite all fans to come and support us of course.
Ivan Petkovic, Dinamo coach:
It's very important for us to deliver a solid performance on Sunday. NEXE are a well-balanced team which plays well in power-play situations and I believe my colleague Hrvoje Horvat is doing a good job in Nasice overall. In our premier duel of the season they managed to cut the gap, we successfully opened earlier, late into the encounter and win a point. Our mission is to play good and try to stun hosts.
Savo Slavuljica, Dinamo player:
We are very optimistic after some good minutes against Vardar and a draw versus Zagreb. I think NEXE are favorites in this one because of the experience they have from playing in SEHA League for seven years now but I feel like we can compete against them and even take some points.