NEXE will on Wednesday (19.00 CET) host Maks Strumica. Team from Macedonia will for the first time come to Našice making this a match between a club which has been a part of the League since its beginnings and one of two rookies this season. Maks are coming to Slavonia without a victory and with only 2 points. NEXE would on the other side with one more victory have 50% winning ratio this season having three victories and four losses so far. NEXE have last time played a SEHA match a little less than 3 weeks ago and in the meantime they were active in EHF's Cup getting through the second round.
Zdenko Kordi, NEXE's coach:
After matches against Varaždin in EHF Cup we're back in SEHA enviroment. Our rival is a new team in the league and also a team which we don't know well. The only thing we know about Maks Strumica what we got from DVD. My wish is to play with maximum discipline, concetrated and collectively, and of course we want victory. I want to invite our fans to be our "eight player" like during previous matches.
Damir Halilković, NEXE's line player:
We watched some Strumica's matches on DVD and my opinion is that we will be ready for that match. We need to be very motivated and if it will be like that we will win. They are a new team in SEHA Gazprom league, but for example I am also rookie in the league with this being my premier season.
Marjan Andonov, Maks Strumica' coach:
NEXE play in SEHA Gazprom league from the beginning and during last two or three season they are constantly in the middle of the table. They have more quality then our team but we come to Našice to show a good game. We have some minor injuries but I hope that all players will be ready for Wednesday's match.
Alen Kulenović, Maks Strumica' player:
NEXE are a very good team, excellent connection of youth and experience. We want to show our maximum but we will see if it will be enough for a positive result. Frankly we are not in good shape but we will try to solve our problems before the starting whistle.