Stepanets: “Towards the end we had good support from the goalkeeper and came back into the match“

Nikolai Stepanets

Tatran Presov - Motor Zaporozhye 24:25 (11:12)
(Urban 5, Afanou Gatine 5 / Malasinskas 4, Pukhouski 4, Kravchenko 4, Soroka 4)

Mykola Stepanets, Motor Zaporozhye coach:
In the first half we didn't have the best transition and during the whole match we didn't have the support we needed from our goalies. We improved in the second half, tried to play 5-1 defense and tried to score with an extra player. Towards the end we had some luck but also good support from the goalkeeper and came back into the match.

Eduard Kravchenko, Motor Zaporozhye player:
First of all, we are very happy to win our first match in the SEHA League. It is a great competition and we were trying to enter it for the past few seasons. We played against a quality team and it was important to start the season with a win.

Slavko Goluza, Tatran Presov coach: 
Congratulation to Motor Zaporozhye on their win. I feel like we were the better team in today's match, but at the end we lost.

Igor Chupryna, Tatran Presov goalkeeper: 
We had a big chance to win today but our opponent played with cooler head at the end. They managed to tie in the last few minutes, and then I  made a mistake and allowed them to score the winning goal. But, we must look at the positive things from today, lift our heads and move on.