Skube: Vardar is a strong team with quality – we only need to stay healthy

Vardar had their 1st training session in 2020 in SC Jane Sandanski. Some of the players missed it due to their EC obligations. Those that came had one wish – to stay healthy in order to prepare for the following challenges.
"We really had problems in November and December, and therefore the results were bad. I hope everyone will return healthy from the EC and we could finally play some matches with the whole team. I know that Vardar is a strong team with quality, and we can achieve good results. Maybe we do not have many players for making rotations, but the same case was last year, and we reached the finals. I am an optimist and my only wish is for the players to stay healthy" – said Stash Skube.
The 1st training session in 2020 was also the 1st one for the new coach Stevche Alushovski, who after 10 years is again part of the red-black team.
"I am happy to be part of the Vardar, but this time part of the European champion. I have lots of memories here. The atmosphere is different than when I played here, considering the titles won and the new facility. I am happy to work with this group of people that are winners. We need to get adjusted to each other. One thing is to watch them playing matches and training with them is something else. Everyone who will practice hard will have a chance to play. We have 30 matches to play and we must make rotations and save ourselves for the most important matches" – said Alushovski.
This season, Vardar is defending 3 trophies – the SEHA League, the national championship and the Champions' League.
The first title to be defended is the SEHA League. The red-black team secured direct placement in the ¼ finals, and there they will play against winner of the match Eurofarm Rabotnik – Nexe. The SEHA League F4 tournament will be played at the beginning of April.
Vardar has 4 more Champions' League rounds to play, but they have already secured placement in the 1/8 final. Depending on the total placement, we will know our opponent there.
The national championship playoffs should start in March, and Vardar and Eurofarm Rabotnik will join the best 4 teams then. Four more rounds need to be played until the playoffs.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 - 11:51