04.05.2013, 07:20
Liščević: "We are stronger than anyone at home"

Metz star confident ahead of EHF Cup final first leg


Liščević: "We are stronger than anyone at home"

The best young player of last season’s Women’s EHF Champions League, Kristina Liščević, has continued her good performances this season with Metz Handball.  
 
Her form and quality are awarded with a new contract with the French club until 2014, who are still in the hunt for a “triple crown” in France and the EHF Cup.

“A new deal is signed with mutual satisfaction. I am happy in Metz with the way of living and of course with my team and individual progress.  
 
We have big plans for the future and I have enough time on the court which is the most important thing for the young player.  
 
Life is anything but boring in this city. We aren't just professional colleagues, but also good friends. That's why almost the whole team spend a lot of time together. That makes the team stronger and our results better and better – says Kiki for eurohandbal.com. 
 
I have to mention our fantastic fans. They make atmosphere in which I feel like I am domestic player. We have fantastic relationship and they helped us many times, when we were “down to survive tough moments and win. Fans give us great dose of adrenaline.

eurohandball.com: France became the perfect place for the Women's handball and transfer by transfer probably the best league in Europe?

Kristina Liščević: I spoke with the people about that. If you follow the championship, you can see that there are no unbeatable teams.  
 
That is really good thing for the players, because you know that every match you have to take seriously. This season is really exhausting, but I know that next one will be even tougher as you know that Metz plays in four competitions. A lot of great handball names are coming from all sides of Europe. 

eurohandball.com: Metz HB is still in the game for the triple crown“ – domestic Championship, National Cup and EHF Cup?

Kristina Liščević: We finished regular part of the Championship at the first place. We played very well during the whole season, especially at home, where we didn't lose a match. Our sold out arena is one of the most important reasons for that success. We will play the cup final against Dijon on May 25 in Paris Bercy“ and yes, we have a good chance to celebrate a “triple crown“ at the end of the season.

eurohandball.com: As the Women’s EHF Champions League 2011/12 best young player, your wish is probably to play Europe’s strongest competition again?

Kristina Liščević: Champions League is a dream of every player, no matter how old or young they are. There are no proper words to express what winning the competition would be like.

eurohandball.com: Before that, you have a chance to win a trophy in the EHF Cup against Danish side Team Holstebro on 5 and 12 May. What are your expectations?

Kristina Liščević: That would be the most important matches in the careers of the majority of my teammates. Most of the players don’t have that experience of the big final on their CV.  
 
They will be matches full of emotions. Hopefully, my team won’t burn-out. I have a good feeling for both matches, even for the first one in Denmark.

We haven’t played well as guests throughout the season, but we want to change that. There is enough time to prepare for the next rival and to make tactics for every single player. The match in Denmark will be very important, because we are stronger than anyone at home.

TEXT: Žika Bogdanović / cor


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