Metz win big in last MOTW of 2023; Lekic joins 1,000 club
Metz Handball delivered once more against Krim Mercator Ljubljana as the French powerhouse netted 40 times in the last EHF Champions League Women Match of the Week in 2023, with 16 goals from Player of the Match Chloé Valentini, and Kristina Jørgensen combined.
It sounds crazy and unbelievable, but what was most beautiful to feel is that we did it together. This 1,000 goals came with a victory today, so there is no better way to celebrate this. I’m really grateful and thankful to all the coaches and teammates who were alongside me on this very long road in the Champions League.
I'm very happy to end 2023 with a win, it gives the team comfort and helps us to continue to work together for next year, I'm very proud of my team.
We're going to show next year that we believe in ourselves, that we're stronger than that, we're going to improve and get back to the level we deserve because we're in the Champions League.
It was a close match. We were quite anxious because we were running out of steam and power and we picked up some injuries during the game, so many players had to do a lot more that we anticipated. We are proud of many matches, but this one is a little bit special.
We have shown a lot of good things in the first half of the group stage so far. After the new year we will come back with a lot of that power fight again.