TATRAN PRESOV - NEXE 26:24 (15:12)
(9 Butorac, 5 Rabek / 7 Vozab, 5 Zrnic)
Slavko Goluza, Tatran coach:
Big congrats to my team really. We expected a tough match, especially because NEXE had more time than we did to prepare for this one. Despite of the win I'm not completely satisfied with the way we played and there are still some things we'll have to work on. I'd also like to use the opportunity to invite fans to support us on Saturday in Champions League.
Igor Chupryna, Tatran goalkeeper:
We were well aware of the quality NEXE possess and they showcased it today. Difficult match but we fought until the end and earned an important win. We performed well against their powerplay actions and I hope this win will attract fans to come and support us on Saturday as well.
Hrvoje Horvat, NEXE coach:
Bad start of the match was crucial for us allowing them to open the gap early as we made way too many turnovers providing them with the opportunity to score easy goals. It's never easy to run the result away from home and we overall really didn't play well enough to defeat such a good team today.
Albin Eter, NEXE player:
Well-deserved win for Tatran today. We started the match off poorly and simply didn't perform on the required level to beat Tatran today. They are in good form right now and you have to play really good in order to beat them which we obviously didn't do tonight.