Eurofarm Pelister eager to snap the losing streak against highly motivated Tatran Presov


In the second match of SEHA Saturday Tatran will from 17.45 CET in Presov welcome Eurofarm Pelister. Motivated hosts will surely do everything they can to take revenge for a huge 12-goal defeat they suffered in the premier encounter of the season against Macedonian vice-champions in Bitola. Eventual win would also bring coach Slavko Goluza and his guys close to claiming the regular season third place in Group A pushing Metaloplastika Sabac down. Eurofarm are, on the other hand, dealing with a minor crisis at the moment - suffering three defeats in a row. They will clearly aim to put an end to that negative series away from home against an opponent they’ve already proved they can beat. Elmir Gradjan led them offensively in that one with seven while Karim Hendawy grabbed 15 saves.

Match will be broadcasted on Arena Sport (Slovakia, Croatia), MRT (Macedonia), Sport TV (Slovenia) and Sportklub (Poland).

Slavko Goluza, Tatran Presov coach:

We’re really highly motivated to win this one. We’ve played a bad half in Bitola and our goal is to make up for that. We’re playing a quality team and we’re aware it’s going to be far from easy but we’ll do everything to prepare well and reach that win.

Oliver Rabek, Tatran Presov player:

Match in Bitola was really bad for us and we lost by 12 goals. It felt like we simply couldn’t pull off anything and we’ll definitely use that one to analyze everything and prepare best way we can. We have to play good, solid in defense and quick in transition. They are also playing really aggressively on the defensive side of the court and have a good playmaker. We’ll surely focus on our defense to get the result we want.

Nenad Kosteski, Eurofarm Pelister player:

We’re going through a difficult period at the moment dealing with a really busy schedule, travelling a lot. I believe we’ll manage to defeat Tatran in Slovaki and finally put an end to this three-game losing series. I expect Tatran will prepare well for this one but I believe in our team and the fact we’ll return home with a win.

Dario Petrovski, Eurofarm Pelister player:

We’re playing every two to three days and it’s really hard to find some time to rest and prepare for what lies ahead. In situations like this one coach has to rotate the team a bit more and that is a chance for us younger players to prove we can deal with any opponent.