Stevce Alushovski: "I'm happy with this win ahead of encounters versus Nexe and Porto."


RK Vardar 1961 25:21 RK Vojvodina Novi Sad

RK Vardar 1961: Georgievski 4 goals, Dibirov 4 goals, Ristovski 9 saves

RK Vojvodina Novi Sad: Sotic 6 goals, Kurtes 3 goals, Pribak 3 goals

Stevce Alushovski, Vardar coach:

This was our first official match after quite a long break and obviously there are certain aspects of the game we'll need to improve. We've allowed them to score only 21 goals which is why I can say I'm satisfied with our defensive performance but offense was definitely not functioning the right way and we'll need time to get things to go the right way. Players delivered their absolute best today however and I'm happy with this win ahead of encounters versus Nexe and Porto.

Marko Vujin, Vardar player:

Win is all that matters at the moment. We missed some of our players today but still managed to come out victorious. There were some good things and some things we'll have to work on. We're training really well and hard and I believe we'll only get better.

Boris Rojevic, Vojvodina coach:

The fact we missed from so many clear looks, in my opinion, decided this one. I feel like we've missed ten shots from open looks, when we were 1-on-1 with the goalkeeper. We had too much respect for Vardar in the first and we've allowed them to open the gap to 4 or 5. Later on we've had the opportunity to narrow it down to two but we didn't use it. Borko Ristovski was really good today. I can say I'm satisfied with the way we played in the second.

Nemanja Pribak, Vojvodina player:

Congrats to Vardar, I'm happy to see them play this well. We were missing from clear looks and that proved to be costly for us. We're improving in order to be the best we can be in Serbian Play-Off. I feel like we've overall delivered a solid outing here today.