EHF FINAL4 1st Semifinal – Gyor AUDI EtO vs. Vipers Kristiansand 35:37 (18:23)
by Sascha Staat
Györ’s Dutch line-player Yvette Broch (Györ AUDI ETO) has seen fairly a bit in her lengthy profession in handball, but she was nearly at a lack of phrases after the defeat towards Vipers Kristiansand within the first semi-final of the day. Right here’s how Broch summed up the match.
I’d say the issue of Györ was the primary half. You performed fairly nicely after the break, however the hole was most likely too large to beat?
YB: It was method too large. I believe as soon as we performed in our established protection, we had good management, however they managed to run very quick to keep away from our protection and we couldn’t run with them. They scored 23 targets within the first half. That’s method an excessive amount of. Approach an excessive amount of, sure.
You nearly got here again within the second half, however then there have been some errors in offense?
YB: Sure, we had our probabilities. We had all of the alternatives to show the match in our favor, however we didn’t. However, like I stated, for me, what killed our recreation was their tempo within the first half, once we had issues to run again and defend.
Within the first half it regarded like Vipers had a stronger physique language. Do you agree?
YB: No, probably not. I believe they simply managed to play the match so we couldn’t play our recreation. Our recreation is predicated on our protection to create fast-breaks and run. I don’t know what to say, to be trustworthy.
How robust will or not it’s to seek out sufficient motivation for the match tomorrow as you got here right here to win the title?
YB: Oh, I’m positive I nonetheless have loads of motivation. Anyway, the 4 groups which can be listed here are wonderful and it’s all very shut. So,I’m very motivated to take third place.
Katarina Jezic (Vipers Kristiansand) was all smiles as Vipers managed a lot of the match towards Györ within the first semi-final of the EHF Champions League FINAL4, in Budapest. She praised her crew’s nice spirit and the way exhausting it’s to run up and down the court docket on a regular basis.
Congratulations on making it to the ultimate of the EHF Champions League. The primary half concerned an excessive amount of operating – you have to be exhausted?
KJ: To begin with, thanks. Actually, I’m not exhausted. We’re operating loads throughout our practices classes, once we play six-against-six. Truly, it’s tougher for me once we are coaching. In fact, I’m not enjoying 60 minutes, so I can sustain. At the moment, we have been operating very well and I’m so pleased with all people. I believe we hit them with a very good tempo. Let’s to not overlook – that is Györ and we outran them. It’s is a very highly effective feeling.
Why did you win the sport? Due to your first half efficiency or since you stayed calm within the second half?
KJ: I believe it’s a mix. We received the sport within the first half as a result of we had a bonus. If we had not performed like this, we most likely wouldn’t have relaxed within the second half like we did. I can say that no crew I ever performed with stayed as calm in annoying conditions. We actually belief ourselves, irrespective of what’s going on.
What would be the key for the ultimate tomorrow? In fact, you don’t know the crew you’ll face, but, however in all chance you can be the favourite?
KJ: It doesn’t matter who will probably be our opponent, tomorrow. We could have the identical goal, rating yet another purpose in the long run and be nearly as good as we are able to. That is how we work. We actually get pleasure from being collectively and play handball – you may see it. I believe the tactic would be the similar – simply play our recreation and deal with ourselves.
For Marketa Jerabkova (Vipers Kristiansand) it’s not the primary journey to the EHF Champions League remaining and it didn’t come as a shock that she was calm and relaxed simply minutes after the match.
To begin with, congratulations. Within the first half it was a wild recreation, however you had the benefit as you stored operating and operating and operating. Vipers have been unstoppable and scored 23 targets halfway by means of the match.
MJ: Sure, this recreation was actually about operating and we got here ready as a result of we actually wish to play quick – it’s simply our fashion of handball. We needed to do our greatest. In fact, each recreation could be performed higher as soon as we watch video and analyze it later. However, sure – we stored the tempo excessive.
It’s fairly wonderful that you simply all seem so calm and picked up as the world was supporting Györ. Did you are feeling the identical on the court docket?
MJ: In fact, once we keep calm, that it’s a plus for us. Usually, I believe we’re a relaxed crew – attempting to maintain it collectively and deal with our recreation and our efficiency.
What occurred within the final quarter-hour?
MJ: I believe we have to evaluate the match to see what precisely occurred. Tomorrow, we have to do higher. We conceded loads of targets from 9 meters. We should be extra cautious.
Possibly you have been getting somewhat bit drained?
MJ: I don’t suppose so.
You continue to have sufficient power for the ultimate, tomorrow?
MJ: In fact. There may be at all times sufficient power for the final recreation of the season. Particularly this one.
Estelle Nze Minko (Györ AUDI ETO) wasn’t shy to say what’s on her thoughts after Györ’s loss to Vipers Kristiansand within the first semi-final. Her crew ought to have finished higher and the pace of the sport made the distinction.
Why did you lose this match?
ENM: I believe we conceded too many quick breaks. We didn’t run again within the first half. This apart, I believe we have been fairly constant in protection when Vipers have been in assault. They scored too many targets too straightforward. In the long run, we acquired shut, however we couldn’t catch them. It’s so irritating.
You’ve a really extensive and deep bench – why was it nonetheless attainable for Vipers to outrun you?
ENM: Yeah, attention-grabbing query. I don’t know. One factor for sure – we substitute a participant in protection. So, after all, the way in which we run again is a little more disorganized, if I can describe it this fashion. Nicely, I don’t know.
Within the second half you nearly managed to catch up?
ENM: I don’t know. We had so many alternatives, such as you say. We should always have finished higher – it’s so simple as that.
What would be the recreation like tomorrow?
ENM: I do not know till I do know who we’re going to play towards. I permit myself to not give it some thought someway, which leaves me three hours and we then will see.