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EHF FINAL4 – Last Match Put up-Sport Reactions

Vipers Kristiansand  – FTC Rail Cargo 28:24 (14:13)


Anna Vyakhireva is an Olympic champion and MVP and now she’s a Champions League winner and Last 4 MVP as properly. After the ultimate match in Budapest she talked to

Anna, congratulations. Please inform us what sort of journey, what sort of weekend, what sort of sport it has been for you?

AV: Nicely, what do you need to know? I had a dream. This dream got here true immediately. We started the work roughly eleven months in the past. And, now we’re right here. We’re holding this trophy – collectively we had this aim and we labored onerous for it. I don’t assume I can say that we constructed a superb group as a result of it was an amazing group earlier than.  However, I suppose the brand new gamers introduced some contemporary air and I feel we seemed actually good on the courtroom. We actually have our personal chemistry and our personal movement and I simply love this vitality that we have now on the pitch.  I hope we are going to preserve it so long as potential.

Clearly you’re again at your finest stage…

AV: I could be higher. However, yeah, it feels nice. It’s good. These two days have been sufficient – I really like handball. I simply find it irresistible and I’m so grateful to be on the courtroom and play.  And, if we win, it’s a bonus.

You arrived in Norway below particular circumstances. What do you concentrate on it now?

AV: Final summer season, I simply made the best alternative and I feel the proof is right here and now – the medal. I got here right here to win this trophy and it’s sick that it labored out within the first season. However, I imagine this group deserves it. I actually love them and I feel we did an enormous, large job to get right here.  Now, we’re on high and I’m actually, actually proud.

What has Vipers carried out for you and your profession?

AV: You may say they gave me this medal. Other than this, they’ve been actually variety to me all yr. I simply love this membership. I really like the town and I really like the environment, the ladies and the employees. I feel everyone seems to be simply attempting their finest.

If you got here to Vipers, it was a courageous choice since you left your property nation for the primary time in your life for an extended interval. What was your expectation while you arrived in Kristiansand?  Had been you scared”

AV: Yeah, I feel I might say that I used to be afraid, however not about enjoying handball. It was my first time residing overseas –  that’s all. Perhaps a little bit bit harassed. However, they’re so hospitable and so they did every part for me to really feel like residence. Really, I do now. I’m very grateful for all of it.

Is it the only option you have got ever made?

AV: Now, I can say ‘sure’. I’m happy with myself that I  made this choice.

Will you go to mattress tonight?

AV: Hopefully not, however we are going to see. My assets usually are not limitless, so we’ll see.

Jana Knedlikova, the Czech right-wing gained the Champions League for a sixth time in a row. Here’s what she needed to say after the ultimate match in opposition to FTC Rail Cargo.

Jana, initially, congratulations. I’ve to ask a special query beginning this interview. I simply noticed the tip of the press convention – your coach was not smiling. What the hell is occurring?

JK: Sure, it’s the best way he’s. I feel he’s very completely satisfied inside, however he doesn’t present his feelings a lot.

You confirmed your feelings on the courtroom and afterwards throughout the celebrations. You’re so used to successful, however is it nonetheless one thing particular?

JK: Sure, completely. Yearly is particular. Behind each season and behind each medal is a special cause. So, it’s particular, very particular. It’s a dream of each handball participant to achieve this closing stage and I nonetheless can’t imagine that it’s six instances already. I nonetheless really feel like I’m telling my teammates to punch me or one thing, so I could be certain I’m not dreaming.

Your group stayed so calm, though the primary half was a really shut one. However, you reversed course within the second half…

JK: Sure, that was our aim. And I’m actually completely satisfied that we have been in a position to play the best way we wished to. And I feel possibly we appear calm, nevertheless it’s extra focus as a result of we have now simply these sort of gamers who preserve it extra inside and never wanting ahead.

Is it a matter of expertise ultimately? As a result of the opposite three groups in Budapest have numerous good gamers on their roster as properly…

JK: After all, we have now numerous expertise, however this weekend was a really particular one. You noticed that something can occur on the Final4. It doesn’t matter what occurred throughout the season, how good or dangerous a group performed. Right here it solely is dependent upon two days. And yeah, I feel we had extra energy immediately.  And after we can use it, we’re unstoppable from all positions.

The place will you get together tonight and when will you get up tomorrow?

JK: Really, I do not know the place we’ll be partying, however the bus will take me there and I’m not planning to go sleep.



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