Reactions after Montenegro-Serbia 28 – 28 (16 – 14)
Jovanka Radicevic (MNE), rightwinger:
About the match and play
“Every first game in an important tournament is very difficult. Our defense didn’t worked from teh beginning of the match, and we all know that if you don’t have a good working defense formation so there are slight chances to win a match.
Eventually I am satisfied because we didn’t give up, believed in our chances until the end and despite a bad day of the team we did not lost the match.
Tomorrow is a new day, a new match waits and we have to look forward and take one match at time.
About the opponent
” They did not surprised us, but our defense was not sufficiently hard, that’s why we made a bad match. If you don’t have a good defensive play you cannot win games, against nobody.
About next match
“Against Japan I expect a difficult match, because their style of playing handball, their fast play is very inconvenient to the European teams. In addition we have not so many players on the bench, we miss a lot Radmila Petrovic and Andjela Bulatovic, the problems in defense is a consequence of this.
About the goal of Montenegro on the World Championship
We are really focusing match by match, we hope for the best.
Jelena Zivkovic (SRB), rightback
About the match
“I am satisfied with today’s match since we fought and managed to gain one point against Montenegro. We are a young team, and our work together, playing new systems and tactic is starting to show that it could work. Hopefully with every game we are playing our play will be more fluent and we are getting better and better.
About the team
” We are a young team, with new players and even if big names are missing I feel that we have a really good team spirit, lot of energy and positive athmopshere, my opinion is that the fact being every of us young makes us a compact collective.
Goal of Serbia
“To qualify to the Main Round and improving match by match.