Unlike the EHF Champions League matches where both teams haven't achieved desired results at the start of the season, both Eurofarm Rabotnik and Telekom Veszprem secured only victories in the SEHA - Gazprom League. The clash between these two teams is scheduled for Wednesday, 2nd of October at 5:15 PM (CET). This SEHA Derby will be played in Boro Curlevski hall in Bitola.
Eurofarm Rabotnik has showed so far that regardless of their opponents, they have enough strength and motivation to play at a high level. They have two wins so far on the SEHA court, one against Spartak and second against Metaloplastika. This test against Telekom Veszprem should show how much they can do against another brilliant team.
Compared to the previous SEHA - Gazprom League match against Spartak, Telekom Veszprem will travel to Bitola with a strong team. Some of the players in Telekom Veszprem's squad know what kind of atmosphere they can expect in Bitola as they already played in this hall a few seasons ago when they were a part of Vardar.
Stevce Alushovski, Eurofarm Rabotnik coach:
The match against Telekom Veszprem in Bitola will be a handball festival for us, for the city, and for the fans. I don’t want to spend time talking about Veszprem's stars, they are European dream team and it's fantastic to have the opportunity to play against them. We are ready, just Nikola Markoski is injured, but everybody is motivated to play this match. We will play with big motivation and with out fans everything is possible.
Neven Stjepanovic, Eurofarm Rabotnik player:
I will play for the first time against Telekom Veszprem and that is a great honor for me. We are a little bit tired after the long trip from Spain in the EHF Champions League. But, our team will be 100% ready for tomorrow's match. Until now we played at great level with every team and we are moving in the positive direction to do something big this season.
David Davis, Telekom Veszprem coach:
We have two defeats in the EHF Champions League, which are painful of course, but this is just the start of the season. We know that there will be good times and complicated times. We need to win the match against Eurofarm, even though it is going to be difficult.
Gasper Marguc, Telekom Veszprem player:
Eurofarm Rabotnik play in the EHF Champions League and they lost a couple of matches with a tight result. In the moment, we cannot afford to make any mistakes, so we will go there to win the match. We will try to improve the level of our play.“