Koksharov: “I'm glad we won with a lot of guys who usually don't play as much“

Eduard Koksharov

Vojvodina - Vardar 33:35 (20:16)
(Grozdanic 11, Tomic 7 / Dibirov 11, Atman 10)

Eduard Koksharov, Vardar coach:
We didn't play well, especially in the first half. Vojvodina are a good team and they are progressing steadily which is why we had to run a lot. High rhythm match. We came without a lot of players and I'm glad we won with a lot of guys who usually don't play as much getting a chance.

Domen Sikosek Pelko, Vardar player:
We played very bad in defense and it's obvious from the amount of goals we've allowed them to score. At halftime we agreed to raise defensive awareness, start playing more aggressive and turn the match in our favor which is exactly what we eventually did.

Boris Rojevic, Vojvodina coach:
We played great on offense showcasing all the potential we have. However defense was not as good, we committed only 26 fouls which is probably the reason why we lost the match. We have another tough match ahead of us, on Saturday against Tatran Presov where I think they are favored side but we'll try to get points and finish the first part of the season as good as possible.

Jovica Nikolic, Vojvodina player:
We may regret not taking at least one point here today after having a good result up until 20 minutes before the final whistle. We missed a lot of good chances in the end. This is the type of matches where you see how quality clubs manage to deliver in key moments of the match, even when they are not playing well. Good test for us before Tatran on Saturday.