Kolstad take big points, easy wins for Veszprém, Montpellier
Round 7 of the Machineseeker EHF Champions League started with two home wins for Kolstad and Montpellier, as well as a clear away victory for Veszprém against bottom side Celje. While the two victorious hosts climb in the ranking, the Hungarian record champions consolidated their top position.
There were lot of technical mistakes by both teams in the first half, in the second half we managed to minimise the faults on our side, and Paris did some technical mistakes, so all in all we took the win today. An amazing Torbjørn Bergerud in the back, and the supporters came around and I would really like to thank them today, they did good.
Today we were not able to fight them for 60 minutes. Kolstad kept the intensity all the time, and we were missing passes and missed open shots. Kolstad are an amazing team, but before next week we will analyse them and hopefully we will beat Kolstad in Paris.
We played good today, it was a match with lots of goals. We had some good periods, but that wasn't enough to beat a team like Veszprém. We will now focus for the domestic league we play on Sunday.
We prepared really well for RK Celje Pivovarna Laško. We know they are a good young team, and we took the match very seriously. The results show that, and we are happy with the win. It is a tough hall to play in, but today we had a really good support from our fans.
I’m very satisfied with both the result and the attitude of the players tonight. The performance in one match does not necessarily reflect the true value of the two teams, and it’s always difficult after an international break. It’s particularly satisfying to see players getting great pleasure from defending, showing great commitment, solidarity and tactical awareness.
The start of the match was tough, as was the start of the second half when we made mistakes that you just cannot make at this level of competition. It’s very difficult to lose by 11 goals, but we must learn and try to be better.