Road to EHF Finals Men gets thrilling finish
Four matches on Tuesday in the second leg of the quarter-finals will confirm the four participants of the EHF Finals Men 2023 in Flensburg on 27/28 May. Three German teams are still in the race for the season-ending tournament of the EHF European League Men 2022/23.
The first game we lost by a big margin – nine goals – but I don’t think that is a fair reflection of the strength of Nexe and Göppingen. I am still an optimist, but a realistic optimist. Somehow, I dream of one amazing evening for all of us. The whole team will have to be at their maximum, just like all the fans who will come to watch the game and support us.
I think this is the game that any player would like to play: we face very good players, but we know that if we play a perfect match, we can go through to the EHF Finals. We know the quality of their players, the difficulty of the opponents' arena, the fact that they are the organisers of the EHF Finals. We are very excited.
Montpellier are having a great season: they are top of the French league and are an EHF Champions League side. They have a very good set of players, a very balanced squad. Last week the match was very intense; for Montpellier it was a good result, for us it was bittersweet. We are a young team, but we have a lot of ambition and we want to win.