Vardar was defeated by Motor in the 2nd round of the SEHA Gazprom League. Although we had a chance to win at least 1 point, we did not have luck at the end when Chupic missed the penalty. The host won with 32:31 (13:12).
On the press-conference after the match, the host coach Mykola Stepanets said that a draw would be a fair result. Still, Motor was lucky.
David Pisonero – Vardar's coach:
"During the 1st half, we did not play our game. Unfortunately, we made a lot of mistakes. We had problems in defense. To be sincere, we did not expect to lose this match in Zaporozhye, although we knew the match would be difficult. The performance of Genadiy Komok appeared to be an excellent basis for the self-esteem of the whole team. The players were pretty good in the court and Motor Zaporozhye won."
Daniil Shishkarev – Vardar's player:
"In certain aspects, our game today was really bad. We did not expect to be defeated. Of course, we could say that the absence of some of the players contributed to our defeat, but we expected to win 3 points. It is good that we will be extra motivated in the following matches."
The red-black team will play its next match against Montpellier in France within the Champions' League.