We play against Reale Ademar Leon in the next round
Antonio Carlos Ortega: We look Leon with big respect. We know that they pay serious attention for EHF Champions League. There is an excellent atmosphere in their hall. They have a very young team which made surprises during the group matches. Their defence is their main strength and they make extremely fast fast-breaks. Their game is structured around 3 or 4 players (eg. Ruesga, Goni, Malumbres) and we need to neutralize them in order to be successful.
Chema Rodriguez: It will be a difficult match. The Leon had changed significantly they have many young and talented players, who plays surprisingly well in this season. They have a very good coach, and I am sure that he will prepare his team against us. It will be difficult to do.
Cristian Ugalde: It will be a special encounter for us because we definitely want to take revenge for last year’s lost. The hall of Leon had famously good atmosphere and it is difficult to play there because spectators always place a big pressure onto the opponents. They have an excellent coach, and Ruesga is the most important element of their game. In any case we would like to qualify to the next round.
Nándor Fazekas: We have a lot to repaid, because we lost against Leon and we went out in unfortunate circumstances. Between the best 16 teams there is not easy team, moreover, we don’t just want to qualify to the top eight, and we need to get on this encounter.
László Nagy: If we look, a long and arduous travelling is ahead of us, we did not get the most ideal opponent, which is not the best in economic perspective nor. They are a talented young team which plays in the Spanish championship better and better, moreover there is a very good crowd behind them. We would like to achieve a result in the first match, that our qualification to the next leg won’t be threatened by the game in Veszprem.
The further pairing of the eighth-finals:
FC Barcelona - Bjerringbro-Silkeborg
KS Vive Targi Kielce - Pick Szeged
HSV Hamburg - RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko
THW Kiel - Chekhovskie Medvedi
HC Metalurg Skopje - HC Dinamo Minsk
Füchse Berlin - BM Atletico Madrid
Flensburg Handewitt - Gorenje Velenje
On Wednesday we are going to play against our biggest home-rival, Szeged, in the Veszprem Arena at 7 p.m. The result of this match will determine the winner of the regular season.
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