Adzic: Buducnost Will Be Much Better in the Second Round of Champions League

By , 22 Oct 2018, 16:24 PM Sport
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October 22, 2018 - Although his team was tragically defeated 25:24 in the third round of the group stage of the Champions League, Buducnost handball coach Dragan Adzic was not dissatisfied.

On the contrary, he is happy because of the evident progress of the team which had to deal with many injuries since the beginning of training.

"The part we negotiated around defensive positions was remarkable because we had a minimal number of mistakes and we showed how the game could be won. Unfortunately, we dropped again in these five or six minutes, although we prepared for that in half-time and we knew what was waiting for us. But the game can only be won if all the players give 100 percent, and some of them, for objective reasons, are out of shape," emphasized the 48-year-old coach.

Buducnost played much better than against Larvik, announcing better results in the rest of the Champions League's first round. "I'm confident we will be better in the rematch, as well as against Larvik and Odense, and transfer enough points to the main stage. We will be very competitive after January because the team, after the European Championship, will be more ready than it is now," he added. 

After three goals scored in 100 seconds by the rival, at 13:13 Adzic called a time-out and, quite unlike him, wshouted at his players. He explained what he wanted to achieve with all the screaming.

"I tried to wake up the team, to get the maximum out of them, though that gesture was not appropriate. But they reacted, and we had an open game until the end. I understand the condition of each girl and that they most of all want good results, but I tried to force them to get out and use that little energy they had left. There is no objective reason for such a reaction because they train and behave great.

Buducnost received nine goals from fast attacks (seven from counter-attacks, two from the center), and has not given any. That was what decided the winner. That was crucial. And in the first half, we received three or four goals from technical defects and that segment was not good. It is incredibly important we get the return point, and I know what we need to fix," said Adzic.

Text by N.N., on October 22nd, 2018, read more at Vijesti

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