On Tuesday after a week break in games of the national teams will resume the club season in European handball. In particular, their match in the SEHA League will hold a current and multiple Champions of Ukraine of the Zaporozhye “Motor” – against Slovak “Tatran”.
National teams of six countries of Europe were caused by 15 players of the Zaporizhzhya club. In particular, coach Nikolay Stepanets, as well as nine players – Gennadiy Komok, Paul Gorkovskii, Zakhar Denisov, Vladislav Dontsov, Dmitry doroshuk, Stanislav Zhukov Artem Kozakevich, Iurii Kubatko and Vladislav Parovinchak – introduced the “Motor” in the national team. The national team played two friendly match away against the current champion of Africa the national team of Tunisia, which is preparing in January to defend his title.
The first game – with wheels – for the Ukrainians went bad (lost 20:25), and the second match our team could win, but lost the advantage in the account. Wards Sergey Bebeshko and Nikolay Stepanets led 14 to 10 at halftime, but eventually lost 27:29.
The next time the national team of Ukraine will meet in December for the final phase of preparations for the 2020 European championship, which kicks off January 9.
As for the upcoming game with a team from the Slovak city of prešov, the coach of “Motor” Stepanets first of all noted that the team will gather after the games in national teams yesterday (Monday) evening. “It is hard for me to say and anticipate how will the game of my team in this match. All players of “Motor” throughout the week, was involved in the games of their teams. In Zaporozhye trained only Kasai, Babichev, Kravchenko and Coos. Everyone will gather in Zaporizhia on Monday night, 28 October, and together we will be able to hold a General training session in the morning before the game on October 29. Don’t know how the guys feel in physical and psychological aspects.
Yes, the meeting in Slovakia, we won, and I’m sure that “Tatran” will be prepared to take revenge in the return match. Hope for the support of our fans and help our home court. Today we are leading the standings of group A and will make every effort to hold their positions. This calendar year we still have five matches – two home and three away, we will try to pick up maximum points in these matches,” said the coach.
For both teams it will be a game of the 6th round of SEHA League. In the previous five games Motor have four wins and one defeat, while the “Tatran” – three victories and two defeats. At the moment the Motor is the leader in the standings – 12 points, while Vardar (Northern Macedonia), “Tatran” and “Vojvodina” (Serbia) scored 9 points and shared 2-4 places at the table. Additional indicators “Tatran” is on 3rd place.