Spartak looking for winning series, NEXE wishing second triumph in Serbia

Spartak traži pobednički niz, NEXE nove bodove u Srbiji

Spartak Vojput

Serbian vice-champions Spartak Vojput will in good mood after two good results in a row in SEHA Gazprom League welcome Croatian vice-champions NEXE. Rookies have managed to reach a draw against Vojvodina (27:27) and stun Borac Banja Luka (32:29) in home debut of the season providing them with self-confidence boost ahead of fifth match in regional league. On the other side, Kordi's players have celebrated in Novi Sad (24:26) and are looking for a victory in Subotica to finish Serbian 'on-road' challenges bringing home 6 points. The match starts on Saturday 19.00 CET.

Branislav Zeljković, Spartak Vojput' head-coach:

I expect good handball and interesting match. Our rivals are competing in this competition for a long time which gives them slight advantage over us. However, we're in good form, having great atmosphere and looking for another positive result. We've prepared well and I hope we'll manage to perform well without injured Rakocija, Basarić and Distol.

Miloš Lojaničić, Spartak Vojput' player:

We expect a tough match against the rival who has rich experience of playing in SEHA GAZPROM league. I hope that maximum of fighting spirit, focus and fans will lead us towards positive results and three new points. We began the opening match in Subotica against Borac under stress, but now it will be much easier. We have to show our best handball from the very beginning.

Zdenko Kordi,  NEXE's coach:

We saw a few Spartak's matches and know their recent history. They are one of the best Serbian teams in the last few years. We know their strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to play best we can and reach victory. We have little problems but I hope everyone will be ready for the match, except Sakić of course, who will start with trainings next week probably.

Tibor Jurjević, NEXE's player:

Spartak is a brand new team in SEHA Gazprom league. They are eager to prove their quality against very good team in the league. In every match they will give 100%. We saw Spartak's matches so our coach will prepare best tactics. I can promise we'll be ready.  

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