More teams to book main round ticket in round 5
After seven teams secured their place in the main round already last week, the penultimate round of the group matches in the EHF European League Men 2023/24 will see more tickets to the next phase booked on Tuesday. Teams like HBC Nantes, Bjerringbro-Silkeborg, Kadetten Schaffhausen or CSM Constanta only need a draw to proceed to the main round.
The most important thing is that winning isn't enough. We have to recover from a very big goal difference. It's something that's very difficult. I think the least we can do is try to and have a good game; try to win it, and then see if we've been able to chase that difference. I think we have to have respect for the club and the fans, and we're always obliged to give our all.
Our opponent is in excellent form and inflicted the most convincing defeat on us this season. For them and for us, this is a game that decides the fate (in the EHF European League), and I expect a difficult and uncertain game until the very end. Zabrze are a young, fighting, quality and well-led team, and we will have to play at our best both individually
and as a team if we want to be happy at the end.
That is the most important match in our season. If we win against AEK Athens, we will advance to the next phase and it could be the best result in our international history. So we are very focused.
We expect that RK Nexe will bring everything they have into the game. It will be a tough fight for two very important points. We have revenge after a very poor effort from our side in Croatia, so we will go all-in after the victory
Skjern are a typical Scandinavian team that runs a lot and have a very fast transition of the ball and with counters and semi-counters they mercilessly punish every mistake of the opponent. Because of this, we will have to play very calmly with as few technical errors as possible and try to play the way we played in the first game in Našice.
This game is vital for us, we know that after the defeat against Vojvodina we don't depend on ourselves to advance from the group, but that illusion is always there and what we have to do is to go out this afternoon to win as if it were a final.
A very important game is waiting for us on Tuesday, as whoever wins this match, secures himself a place in the next phase. We had a very difficult championship match on Sunday evening, so we will have only one day to prepare against Constanta, but we will do our best to achieve our goals.