Ensana Thermal Hotel Margitsziget, Budapest
Stine Oftedal -playmaker:
About the Norwegian players present in the different teams
” It will be very nice to have so many Norwegian handball players in the Final4, it means a lot for the Norwegian handball, it shows how high level we keep and how important it is the hard work we have done.
About her injury
” Now it’s much better, I was able to train fully in the last two days, so now I am happy that I will be able to play, fully recovered, and help the team. In the last two weeks it felt in my play that I had problems, I was hesitating a lot, but now I am not thinking about the risks anymore.
About the lost Hungarian Cup final
“It was normally a disappointment, but actually, we had to pass that very fast because the EHF Final4 was very close, which is a good thing for us.
About the newcomers to the team
“My advice is that important to accept that you will feel pressure, feel nervous and try to enjoy. At this point the four best teams are here, so try to relax, see it from a perspective and give it all.
About Henny Ella Reistad, team Esbjergs middle-back, tomorrow’s opponent for Gyor
“She is an amazing player, having so much to say at such young age, she has the speed, the height for doing the shoot and is amazing also in one and one situation. She is a very special and rare player, am happy to play with her in the national team, but here it will be something different as opponents.
” We have to manage to be very physical against her tomorrow, to make her life hard, and to make her have less confidence. But she plays with energy and power, she is remarkable, so we have to do good work.
About how to play against Esbjerg
” We have to stop Henny because she means a lot to the team, but she is an amazing player, with lots of qualities, that’s why we have to prepare well. On the other hand, Esbjerg means so much more than one player, for example, Breistøl is in amazing shooting form, she makes wonders from distance and feeds the lineplayers with many passes. At the same time, we have to concentrate on our play, have a tempo in our play, and use our chances well.”