Kljajic: “We proved everyone we can play with high-quality teams“

Aleksa Kljajic

Metaloplastika - Telekom Veszprem 30:26 (18:15)
(Babic Dejan 6, Kljajic 4, Dukic 4; Jandric 15 saves / Paczkowski 9, Strlek 9) 

Veselin Vukovic, Metaloplastika coach:
Ilic is leading a team of great, young, most promising Hungarian players which was today reinforced by some experienced internationals. Before the match I jokingly said it would be science fiction to defeat this team. I mean, I never go into a match with a losing mindset, I am always looking to win but I have to say we were maybe a bit more fortunate today. Nevertheless, I am really proud of my guys, of the fact they delivered a good performance in this atmosphere here today. This means a lot to them. I also want to say I wish coach Ilic best of luck in the future.

Aleksa Kljajic, Metaloplastika player:
Big win for us. Despite of the fact they came here with a combined roster we proved everyone we can play with high-quality teams and that we've really progressed as a team.

Momir Ilic, Telekom Veszprem assistant coach:
We were levelled all the way until three minutes before the final whistle but then lacked strength to finish the match off. Young players I had today are not on the required level, they are quite scared and that's why I had to use Strlek way too much today. We missed a lot of clear chances. We have a lot of work ahead of us but experience like this can only be good for the team. I hope these younger players will next season have a lot more chances to grow and develop. Congrats to Metaloplastika.

Blaz Blagotinsek, Telekom Veszprem player:
Good match for all the fans but unfortunately we played badly. Metaloplastika were simply better today. We have to forget about this, keep on training and that's it.