Sabac will on Friday (19.00 CET) host a handball spectacle with home-team Metaloplastika welcoming two-time SEHA - Gazprom League champions Telekom Veszprem. A team which went through its golden phase back when their current coach was their player will on Friday evening look to deliver a quality outing against one of the best European teams at the moment.
This will be the last Group Phase SEHA match of the year for Serbian vice-champs and a last chance for them to overtake fourth place in the group ahead of Eurofarm Rabotnik. Hungarians will once the other hand have two chances to secure first place with matches in Sabac and Zagreb.
Veselin Vukovic, Metaloplastka coach:
We know that Veszprem are in a series of a few difficult road matches and that they'll come here with a strong team. We only have a theoretical chance to finish fourth in our group and to do that we'd have to pull off a miracle and defeat Veszprem and Eurofarm would have to lose in Moscow which is also almost impossible. Trip back home from Brest was quite exhausting so I hope we'll be able to get fully ready for the match.
Milan Bomastar, Metaloplastika goalkeeper:
We are playing a very difficult match tomorrow against EHF Champions League finalists. Exhausting trip back home from Brest is now behind us and we really didn't have much time to rest. I hope we'll be able to deliver a good resistance and I'd like to invite all of our fans to come and support us in this one.
Momir Ilic, Telekom Veszprem assistant coach:
I expect this to be a really tough one because it's difficult to play in Sabac. Younger players who usually don't get as much chances will probably play a bit more in this one which is good because that's the best reason for them to grow and become better.
Lev Szuharev, Telekom Veszprem player:
We are really looking forward to this match. This is going to be our third match in the League, and we would like to prove ourselves once again. It is a very nice feeling to play in an international competition like SEHA League. We are preparing for Metaloplastika in training sessions and we're watching videos in order to perfect our tactics. Goal in Sabac is without doubt to win the match.