NEXE will on Sunday, 18.00 CET host Izvidjac which has this season rejoined SEHA League after two-year break. Both teams are still looking for the first victory of the season. They have both lost their encounters on Wednesday. Team from Ljubuski left a better impression coming a step away from surprising favored Celje at home in an amazing atmosphere. On the other side, overcoming crisis is the largest challenge for 'Thunder' from Nasice.
Interesting fact ahead of the match is that three NEXE's players were at some point of their careers wearing Izvidac's jersey.
Zdenko Kordi, NEXE's coach:
Izvidjac have throughout the past managed to create lots of excellent players who are now playing all around Europe. We also have their three former players in our roster now. They are a young team but full of motivation and enthusiasm after winning the championship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We have some problems with our form but this year our decision was to change our style and concept so we'll need time. Players are training really hard and deserve support.
Mirko Herceg, NEXE's player:
I've learned handball alphabet in Ljubuski and I know those guys really well. Interesting is that their oldest player is 24 years old. Their biggest strength are backs and we'll have to be careful with them. However, we have to prove from the beginning that we want those three points.
Zdenko Grbavac, Izvidjac's coach:
Our expectation are to show a good game and win. It will be very hard. After three defeats NEXE is in more difficult situation than we are, especially after the loss against Tatran so they will take this match seriously. We didn't have enough time to get back on track, emotionally, after the defeat against Celje but we will try to recover.
Mateo Rodin, Izvidjac's player:
This is my first season in such a strong competition and I have to say I was surprised looking at how we were playing against Celje. We hope we can win three points in Nasice. I know all three of their players who have previously played in Ljubuski. They are all really quality players.