Montpellier not here to enjoy the spectacle

By Chris O’Reilly A trip to Cologne and the VELUX EHF FINAL4 has been a long time coming for Montpellier Handball. The 2003 EHF Champions League winners came agonisingly close to reaching the very first edition of the event in 2010, losing to Chekhovskie Medvedi in a quarter-final penalty shootout. That was the first season at the club for Vid Kavticnik, who is one of the few remaining players fro… »

“Expect the most intelligent team to win”

INTERVIEW  Michaël Guigou (Montpellier HB) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “We have already trotted a very difficult path to reach the FINAL4. “We have eliminated Barcelona, w… »

“There is no pressure, only desire”

INTERVIEW Stojance Stoilov (Vardar) spoke to Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “Last year we were amused to be here, it was our first time and we were the underdogs. Now we are the ch… »

“Stability alone does not do it in Cologne”

INTERVIEW Mikkel Hansen (Paris Saint-Germain) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: ”I see our chances as being pretty much the same as the previous years. “There is no doubt in my mind that we have played a relatively stable season, not least in the Champions League. “However, stability alone does not do it, once you get as far as the FINAL4. “Here, you have to be at your very… »

“Reaching Cologne is like giving a present to a kid”

David Balaguer (Nantes) spoke to Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “This club has been developing year after year and I feel like I’ve grown up with my teammates. We become better and… »

“Without confidence, we would not be here”

Ivan Cupic (Vardar) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “Every team at this FINAL4 has a 25% chance of winning, I think. “Last year, I claimed we were the underdogs. I realise tha… »

“Determined to do something beautiful”

Valentin Porte (Montpellier HB) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “We are trying to move away from our current trouble in the French championship, and focusing on what we have to do here is the best cure, I think. “We are really determined to do something beautiful in the semi-final tomorrow. “The semi-final against Vardar is just the kind of match we wanted, and I find it e… »

“We enjoy being underdogs”

Olivier Nyokas (HBC Nantes) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “As long as the score is 0:0 at the start, we have just as good a chance as all the others. “We all realise that we… »

“I am not satisfied yet”

Vid Kavticnic (Montpellier HB) spoke to Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “When I moved here, the goal was always to qualify for the FINAL4, nine years later we managed to do it and I… »

“We are not afraid of Paris”

Rock Feliho (HBC Nantes) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “Paris is an opponent we know well. We have defeated them several times, and we are not afraid of them at all. “To us, it is a question of controlling the match and obviously to do our best. “We are full of motivation to do just that!”