«oct 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«nov 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789
«dec 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456
«jan 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
31123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«feb 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728123
45678910
«mar 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
25262728123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«apr 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012345
6789101112
«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
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaFYR MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

12.04.2017, 12:40
Kovacsics: Indiscipline cost us dearly but everything is open
«Go back »Print Version


FEATURE: Eleven (or ten?) goals from Ferencváros playmaker Anikó Kovacsics was not enough but the ex-Györ player believes they can turn the tide at home.
 

Kovacsics: Indiscipline cost us dearly but everything is open

Ferencváros suffered a five-goal defeat in the Women's EHF Champions League quarter-final against title holders CSM Bucuresti but Anikó Kovacsics confirms there is not one FTC player, who does not believe they can turn the tide at home.

The ex-Györ playmaker hopes FTC can take on the defending champions at full strength and even if she could, she would not take anybody out of the rival’s roster for the second leg.

Despite her young age Anikó Kovacsics is a real Champions League veteran. The Hungarian playmaker was not even 18 when she took the court in her first Champions League final. Due to the heavy competition she was deployed as a winger in Györ so she decided to join her foster club’s domestic rival Ferencváros, where she immediately became a clutch player.

"The girls made me feel at home from the first day, which obviously made it easier to settle and find my place in FTC’s system. I found a great collective here and I am happy to be an important part of this very strong team," Kovacsics told ehfcl.com.

Silly mistakes

FTC suffered a five-goal defeat (30:25) in Bucarest in the Champions League quarter-final but the margin only grew to more than 2-3 goals in the last minutes. "It was very annoying because for 55 minutes we did what we planned, we kept CSM close but as fatigue kicked in we made some silly mistakes."

"We were impatient, which we should not have been and physical fatigue resulted in loss of concentration. Bucurest are one of the best teams in the competition, it’s no wonder they made good use of our indiscipline.

"If only we had a few more players who could provide us with some minutes to rest the outcome of the game would have been different. The last minutes were particularly painful in retrospect. We ran when we should have slowed down the tempo."

Ferencváros were sorely missing some key players like skipper Zita Szucsánszki and Dóra Hornyák, who are doubtful for the second leg but there is a chance they can take the court in Budapest.

Not counting goals

According to some reports Kovacsics scored 11 goals, others claim 10. Who better to put an end to the debate then the player herself?

"I honestly don’t know" – laughed the playmaker. "Don’t get me wrong I enjoy scoring but I don’t care how many goals I score if we lose.

"It wasn’t our best game I must admit. There is definitely room for improvement and although we aproached the game with the right attitude, we have to play better to reach the TIPPMIX EHF FINAL4. We will have to defend better and obviously all of us have to give our all because our opponent is a top drawer team."

Never lose hope

"There is not one player who doesn’t believe we can turn the tie around. We are prepared to fight and this time the fans will support us and I believe this can make a difference. We have great fans, who will not let us rest or lose hope for a second," claimed Kovacsics.

"We know how strong Bucuresti are but the difficulty of the task at hand doesn’t scare us. Hopefully our sidelined players will recover and with the full squad at Gábor Elek’s disposal and the backing of our Ioyal fans I say we can beat any opponent."

We asked the young playmaker if she could take out one player from CSM, who would it be: "We are talking about the title holders here, there is no way to tell who will come up with a world class performance from their very strong squad. I would not take anybody out, I say let’s go out, play a good match and see how it ends."


TEXT: Bence Martha / si, br
 
Share
CONTACT FORM