«may 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
«jun 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
1234567
«jul 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«aug 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«sep 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«oct 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«nov 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«dec 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«jan 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
«feb 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728291
2345678
«mar 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2425262728291
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«apr 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaNorth MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

12.11.2012, 14:29
Canjuga boosts Podravka’s confidence after Györ defeat
«Go back »Print Version


Györ’s trophy-laden Norwegian line player Heidi Løke and Spanish coach Ambros Martín also heaped praise on Koprivnica.
 

Canjuga boosts Podravka’s confidence after Györ defeat

Croatian champions Podravka Vegeta have an anxious week ahead of them, after a 29:22 home defeat by last season’s EHF Champions League runners-up Györi Audi ETO left them needing to avoid a four-goal defeat in their final Group Match to advance into this season’s Main Round.

Podravka, who are second behind Group B winners Györ on six points from five games, face a dogfight with Slovenian title holders Krim Mercator who stayed in the hunt with an emphatic 31:23 victory at Romanian debutants in the top flight, U Jolidon Cluj.

Although Podravka were outplayed by the Hungarian champions, Croatia national team coach Vladimir Canjuga offered words of support for the home team’s players, who sorely missed their injured captain Miranda Tatari.

Having ruptured her knee ligaments in the previous round against Cluj, Tatari is also set to miss EHF EURO 2012 in December as she is not expected to return to action until February.

“This has left Sanja Damnjanović as the only prolific right-handed shooter in the team and under the circumstances, I don’t think losing to Györ by seven goals was a disaster,” Canjuga told Croatia’s Sportnet website (www.hrsport.net) after the enthralling match in Koprivnica.

“Podravka had to readjust quickly and they held their on in the first half, but the going got tough after line player Vesna Milanović Litre was rested for a few minutes and the home team couldn’t keep up any more,“ he said.

„Even if they fail to progress into the Champions League last eight, Podravka will still carry on in the Cup Winners´ Cup and it’s a very strong competition. This season is a step forward because Podravka had not survived the winter break in Europe in the past three years.“

Györ’s trophy-laden Norwegian line player Heidi Løke and Spanish coach Ambros Martín also heaped praise on Podravka, with the former stressing how much she missed the challenge of facing Tatari on the court.

“It helped us win the match but I am really sad that Tatari has been sidelined and I hope she has a speedy recovery,” Løke told a news conference after the gruelling match. “We had special preparations for this match, we knew that Podravka are a great defensive team and hence took this game very seriously,” she added.

“I have to congratulate Podravka because they fought hard from start to finish and pushed us to our upper limits and I think they are capable of reaching the Main Round,” said Martín.

Podravka coach Neven Hrupec highlighted the fact that Tatari’s absence made Podravka’s mission against Györ impossible to accomplish, while he thanked the frenetic home fans for cheering his team on until the bitter end.

“We couldn’t repay their faith with a win or even a draw which would have sent us through to the last eight, but now that it has gone down to the wire we will do everything we can to make sure there is Champions League handball in Koprivnica after the winter break,” Hrupec said.

“Krim are a good side, their win in Romania showed that in no uncertain terms and the first thing we have to do is deal with the fact that Miranda Tatari is out of action, which we couldn’t do ahead of the Györ game. We will go to Ljubljana fully focused,” he added.

The regional derby is hence set to produce another thrilling chapter, with Krim winning the first three meetings between the two sides before Podravka finally got some measure of revenge with a 25:22 victory in the second round of this season’s Group Matches.

Milanović Litre, who was the other beacon of light for Podravka alongside Damnjanović with five goals on her account, specified what Podravka needed to do in order to come out on top against Krim.

„Our defence against Györ was not as intense as in the previous rounds and we have to analyse thoroughly before we go to Ljubljana what we did wrong at the back. Of course, we also have to put all the pieces into place up front because it’s difficult to play without Miranda Tatari. She is the pack leader pulling all the strings in attack.”


TEXT: Zoran Milosavljević / br
 
Share
CONTACT FORM