Steaua Bucuresti managed to raise their form last week reaching an important national championship win against CSM Bucharest as well as defeating Izvidjac in SEHA - Gazprom League.
Last two regional league matches Romanian vice-champions will play at home with the first one being scheduled for Friday (18.15 local time) when they will welcome Metalurg who are arriving without one of their key players – left back Aleksander Spende.
Ovidiu Mihaila, Steaua Bucuresti coach:
We’re close to the end of this competition with two more matches ahead of us – against Metalurg and Zeleznicar. This will be a tough game as we’re dealing with some fatigue and Metalurg have a roster full of young, well-motivated players. I hope we’ll find strength to celebrate on Friday. I believe we used our rookie season in the competition in a good way.
Javier Humet, Steaua Bucuresti player:
Being a part of SEHA League was really great experience. We will once again give everything we’ve got out there in order to reach new win.
Danilo Brestovac, Metalurg coach:
Another tough match is ahead of us. Aleksander Spende will not play in this one but despite of that we will try to make a surprise. All other players will be ready to give everything they have.
Milan Lazarevski, Metalurg player:
Steaua have a very good team with some Balkan players like Vujic, Grbovic, Kedzo and Vegar who have a lot of experience. They suffered a few defeats in national championship in the beginning of the season which caused some priority modifications for them. I believe in this team, especially because we’ll be able to count on newest reinforcements Dupjacanec and Coric.