Hungarian champions MVM MKB Veszprem have showed TOP class at the beginning of SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League’s season. Next rivals coming to loud "Veszprem Arena" are Croatian vice-champions - NEXE Našice. The clash in which Hungarian team is looking for fifth win of the season starts on Wednesday, 18:00 CET.
Antonio Carlos Ortega, Veszprem’s coach:
- We’ve once again showed in the match against Vardar that defense is probably our most dangerous weapon. We have managed to run the court easily and score many easy goals and that’s what our idea of handball is all about. Today we’ve started preparing for NEXE and it will not be easy because we only have 2 of their videos, from previous SEHA GSS League’s rounds. We know that they are a tall team, playing fast handball but with ‘short’ bench. This will be good preparation for upcoming CL’s challenges.
Mirko Alilović, Veszprem’s goalkeeper:
- I am really happy to be here today because it means I am ready for upcoming challenges. Hard period is behind me in which I was doing my best to prepare for the season ahead of me. Goalkeeper trainer Haris Porobić has helped me much in this period of my career and I have to say I’m really grateful for what he has done for me. Once again, I can’t wait to get back on court tomorrow and help my team.
Josip Božić-Pavletić, NEXE's player:
- We’ve the match between Veszprem and Vardar and I am definitely sure now they are number 1 favorites for SEHA GSS League’s title. That truly is a top team with extraordinary players. We of course won’t surrender before the final whistle and we’ll do our best to even surprise them. Handball is a great game in which you can never be 100 percent sure about the outcome. The ball is round.
Zdenko Kordi, NEXE's coach:
- Veszprem is a very powerful ’machine’ I would say, but the biggest problem for my team will be if they get scared of them. We have to play best we can and seek good result. I am happy to play such a good team because we will see where we really are against one of European TOP teams at the moment and gain lot of experience.