Bjerringbro-Silkeborg – Telekom Veszprem 24-29 (9-15)
Peter Bredsdorff-Larsen, head coach of Bjerringbro-Silkeborg:
Congratulations to Veszprem. It is a great team with a lot of physics and a lot of great players. It was of cause a well-deserved win.
If we should get point out of this game, we should play over our limits. In the first half, the difference on the goalkeepers was too big. We missed five big chances and of cause, we have to execute in order to stay with Veszprem. We showed again in the VELUX EHF Champions League that we are a strong team and that we never give up. We fought back as we did in Veszprem and when the score is 22-21, it is of cause a possibility for us to win but Veszprem showed more quality in the divisive moments and we might had some situations that we could have done better.
Today, we lost two of our defenders, Stefan Hundstrup and Rasmus Jensen, and I was proud of our team that we came back despite a different defense. We showed again in the VELUX EHF Champions League that we deserve to be in Group A. We will keep fighting and we look forward to our challenge with Plock. We still dream about reaching the Last 16.
Kristian Klitgaard, player of Bjerringbro-Silkeborg:
We have done very great in the first nine matches in the VELUX EHF Champions League. We have fought all of the great teams and we have won two very important games against Wisla Plock and Kadetten Schaffhausen. We are satisfied with the first nine games and we look forward to play again in the new year where we will keep fighter for a spot in the Last 16.
Xavier Sabate, head coach of Veszprem:
I was a pleasure playing in this arena. There was a great atmosphere. I think Bjerringbro-Silkeborg is a great team and as I also said three weeks ago in Veszprem they deserve to play in Group A.
We had a lot of respect for them but I think we did a great first half where we got some easy goals on our fast breaks. In the second half, they fought to get back in the game. They came back to one goal but the reaction from our team was good. We did well in defense and again we ran, which is an important tactic for us. We are very happy with this win and I would like to congratulate them on this win.
Gasper Marguc, player of Veszprem:
We are happy that we could get two point here. No teams win easy here so we prepared ourselves for a tough match and we executed the tactics from the coach well. Of cause, our goalkeeper helped us in the first half but when they came back in the second half, we regrouped and turned the match into our favor. We are happy with the two points.