23 septembar 2008
In spectacular derby of fifth round, only two undefeated teams of WRHL will meet. Budućnost has four wins from four matches played and Podravka has three wins from three matches played.
Leader vs. best defence
Leader on WRHL table Budućnost T-Mobile will host best defence of WRHL - Podravka Vegeta. Montenegrins want to stay on top and Croatians need victory to boost their self-confidence before CL qualification tournament in Estella.
Result was not priority in WRHL for Budućnost T-Mobile. But with four wins and eight points gained Montenegrins are leaders on WRHL table and favourite for winning the title.
Although they defeated powerful Hypo in last match, players of Gyula Zsiga are well aware that they still have lot of work to do. This is just a start, good start.
"To put virus in Podravkas system"
Press conference was held today in Morača as announcement of derby.
Gyula Zsiga, coach of Budućnost T-Mobile:
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"The most important thing now is to stay firmly on the ground. We won first derby and now we have another one coming. Only team who managed to defeat us in seven last matches was Podravka on tournament in Koprivnica. At this moment they are in best form of all teams in WRHL. Anyway I hope we will win this match. We improved a lot, individually and as a team also. I hope we will show that tomorrow."
"Podravka plays very firm and simple handball. Their main advantage is their experience. They are very good team who plays like the computer. And we have to put virus in their system.“
Mirjana Milenković, goalkeeper of Budućnost T-Mobile:
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"I expect great handball match tomorrow. Podravka is good team with lots of players from Croatian national team. We are working hard and I expect my team to show results of that work. Their advantage is that they play together for long time and also have big experience. I expect great handball match tomorrow and also great support from our fans who mean a lot to us.“
Katarina Bulatović, right back of Budućnost T-Mobile:
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"I don't want to repeat same thing which are already said. For us most important thing in this match will be support of our fans. They helped us a lot especially in second half against Hypo. If we play on same level, if every player gives her maximum performance as against Hypo, with support of our fans there is no team who can defeat us.“
First big test for Podravka
Last time these two teams met in official match was in CL qualifications, season 2005/2006. Budućnost defeated Podravka in Podgorica 24:18 (10:8) and qualified to CL group matches.
But everything is different now, new coaches and new players. Only expectations are the same – both teams want to win.
This will be biggest official test for team of Zdravko Zovko in this season. Budućnost is leader on WRHL table and young team of Gyula Zsiga demonstrated their skills by defeating powerful Hypo, CL finalist.
Spectacular derby of WRHL Budućnost T-Mobile vs. Podravka Vegeta will be played in Morača hall in Podgorica on Wednesday at 18:00 hours. Referees will be Aco Nikolovski and Gjoko Kolevski from Macedonia. TV channel Vijesti will broadcast the game live.
Live update of the match will be also available on Live score.