About the match
” We had a superb start, set up a strong defense, they did not manage to go through our wall, and our goalkeeper saved also their shoots, then the difference became bigger and we had a period with lack of concentration and the opponent played themselves back into the match.
About the team
“It showed a strong mentality that we never let them to take the control of the match, and kept playing our play.
“I had a very good period in the first half, I am happy that it came out this way, so I could help the team. I hope that our play will be at the same level in this tournament and we can go far away in this World Championship.
About next game against Montenegro
” First we have to rest, tomorrow is a free day. Then we will prepare against Montenegro, they also had a difficult match today I think against Japan.
Montenegro played a draw against Serbia, so we don’t have to be afraid of them, just have to prepare well, try to stop them to be able to play their own game and hope for the best. It will be a difficult match with lot of fighting, but we know what we have to do.
Zita Szucsánszki (HUN), playmaker:
About the game
“We started very well the game, gained a big advantage, the the opponent started to defend in an offensive way, but also in a sneaky, punching way. There is a lot of such movements in a handball match, but honestly we don’t really like when we are hit and punched during an entire game, without big consequences. I have pain in my body after such a game, but I am proud that my team overcome mentally everything and won the game at a clear advantage.
“It will be as hard as this game was, but we have a day to rest and we will prepare for the next battle, I can promise.
András Németh (HUN), headcoach:
About the game
” We just played a very tough game, Serbia has a very special way to play both in defense and attack, and this play is very well improved for that squad they have at the moment.
” We had a very good start in the match and we made it hard for ourselves, because we thought that after a superb start when everything was a succes, we can continue on the same way, but we couldn’t. But I am proud that we managed to recover from a such downturn and won the match.
Katarina Krpez Slezak (SRB), rightwinger, 5 goals in the match:
” We played a difficult game today, we lost but I am satisfied with my team since we managed to come back into the game after such a bad start. We have to improve our defense to be able to score goals from contraplay and play better games to gain points.
Hungary is a quiet strong team, they showed an excellent defense and had a good backcourt performance. They also have really excellent goalkeepers, we just had problems to score today against them.”
Sasha Boskovic (SRB), headcoach:
“Congratulation to the Hungarian team, they played a great match. We came after a tough match from tomorrow, it was not esay for my team to recover and prepare for this game.
We have one day to rest and prepare mentally for the next battle, which is against Denmark.
” We knew that it will be a difficult match, Hungary has a great team. But I am really proud of my team, we fight all the way and never gave up.
“We met a tough defense, we just didn’t have a good defense, but we will work on it and we will win other games, because we showed that we can, we are able to do grea thiongs together.