EHF European League Women group phase line-up complete
After HC Lokomotiva Zagreb secured their EHF European League Women group phase ticket last week, 11 other teams booked theirs in the second legs this weekend. The 12 teams join Nykøbing Falster Håndbold, Thüringer HC, CS Gloria 2018 BN and Motherson Mosonmagyarovari KC in the group phase.
The girls who did not play yesterday and who normally have less playing time played. They were excellent defensively and offensively, with a lot of thinking and concentration. That's how we opened the first minutes of the second half, and then there was a drop in concentration. That made me a little angry, and if you're a coach, you have to be angry.
We felt the strength of Podravka and we wish them the best in the group phase. They belong there. We have a very young team, we have players who want to achieve at this level. I expected them to fight and to give their best and if we look at these two matches, we can learn a lot from this and take a lot with us to our league in Switzerland.
We already struggled in attack in the first half. Nine goals is simply not enough. We were within two goals at one point, but we made easy mistakes in attack. That also led to Braila scoring twice in a seven-on-six game. That decided the game.