“It’s not so difficult to win the Champions League”

As some of Europe’s top handball teams have once again chosen the competitive Eurotournoi, in Strabourg, to prepare for the upcoming season, we had the chance to talk with the legendary head coach of HC Chekhovskie Medvedi, Vladimir Maximov – the only coach, next to Claude Onesta (France) to have obtained the three titles of European-, World- and Olympic champion with the national team. Already ba… »

Victor Tomas

Victor Tomas feels the goosebumps

By Chris O’Reilly Despite reaching the VELUX EHF FINAL4 for the seventh time, the special feeling has not worn off on Barca Lassa captain Victor Tomas. The right wing compares this year’s campaign to… »

Dissinger determined to fight with Vardar brothers

By Chris O’Reilly On the eve of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019, HC Vardar’s Christian Dissinger speaks about what it means to him to return from a nasty arm injury just in time for the biggest weekend of t… »

Davis has made Veszprém an ugly opponent

INTERVIEW – As one of the most experienced players in the PGE Vive Kielce team, Krzysztof Lijewski knows better than most what playing in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 is all about. In this interview with stregspiller.com, he makes no secret of the fact that he fears his team’s semi-final opponent, Veszprém, whom he finds to have undergone a huge change under their new coach, David Davis. By Peter Bruun  W… »

“Change of coach has meant the world to us”

INTERVIEW – Veszprém’s Swedish line player Andreas Nilsson makes no secret of his opinion that the change of coach back in the autumn is the main reason why the Hungarian top team is back at the VELUX… »

“People should not be surprised to see us here”

INTERVIEW – In his first season as head coach of the men’s team, Roberto Garcia Parrondo has taken HC Vardar to their third VELUX EHF FINAL4 in succession and in the club’s history. He thinks that the… »

Cupara ready to ride the wave of emotions at LANXESS arena

By Chris O’Reilly Regardless of how this weekend’s VELUX EHF FINAL4 turns out, it has been a remarkable season for PGE Vive Kielce. Battered by injuries, throughout the season, the Polish champions have battled on and their unforgettable quarter-final win over PSG booked a ticket to Cologne for the first time since they won the title in 2016. Goalkeeper Vladimir Cupara looks back at their journey… »

The FINAL4’s seem to live a life of their own

INTERVIEW – After a year of absence, Barca Lassa are back at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, where many people tend to see them as favourites. Head coach Xavi Pascual does not want to hear it, however. In his o… »

“We must focus on the present”

By Chris O’Reilly Veszprém’s Dragan Gajic spoke to us ahead of his side’s return to the VELUX EHF FINAL4, a trip which did not look likely after a rocky start to the season. The Slovenian right wing e… »


By Chris O’Reilly Tom O’Brannagain will reach the 150-game mark as an ehfTV commentator this weekend at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. Tom has been the voice of the event since its inception in 2010. He takes us through his thoughts on reaching 150 games and a quickfire preview of the weekend’s action. Tom O’Brannagain’s hits the 150-game commentary milestone from Stregspiller on Vimeo. If you want to hear… »