Arpad Sterbik has a year which he won’t forget for sure. After winning EHF Champions League with RK Vardar Skopje last June, and Handball-Planet.com award for World Handball Player 2017, in just four days since he came as replacement for injured Gonzalo Perez de Vargas, the 39-years old goalkeeper, took the gold with Spain at Men’s EHF EURO 2018, the first in the history of Spanish handball after four defeats.
- These two teams showed the most during the tournament. We had a tough match, but that was a better part of the final. In the first half, we had a lot of troubles, Sweden played good, they were better in running and scoring easy goals, but in the second part we overtook control over the match. We began to play good in both directions and deserved to win this medal. I am very happy because of me and Spanish handball, this is historical success for Spain. Some of the players who are at the end of their careers, like me, deserved to win it. I will always be ready for national team, if they need me. I am not junior, but I will be avaliable – said Sterbik, former Yugoslav NT player (until 2006), who also won World Championship 2013 in Spanish jersey.
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