Demis Radovcic (Bozen): "We are going to win in Romania" | Handball Planet

Demis Radovcic (Bozen): “We are going to win in Romania”

Demis Radovcic, one of the most talented Italian players according to many, has been getting ready for a very busy upcoming season on his club side (SSV Loacker Bozen) and on the Italian men national team one.

In the new EHF Velux Champions League qualification tournament, Bozen will have to beat first a very strong team as HCM Constanta on Romanian home court on 8th September. Though Demis is sure that his team will do its best to challenge the Rumanian team until the very end with just one objective: victory.

The other teams in the qualification tournament would be:

Tatran Presov and Maccabi Rishon Lezion.

SSV Loacker has been through a very good preseason-training program, few friendly matches and a tournament so far.

Overall the vibe in the Italian team is good which bode well for the season ahead.

Coming to talk about the new format of the top Italian men league, Demis said that by having more teams (32 total), by allowing fewer foreigner players, it should contribute to create space for local and young players. Eventually the national team could improve because of those changes.

When asked about what teams will be likely to challenge Bozen in the pursuit of the Italian title, Demis mentioned: Triest, Conversano, Fasano, Pressano and Brixen.

So far Demis has won a total of 6 Italian Cup titles and 5 Italian League titles across his 6 years playing in the Italian men league. In the 2008/09 season he lost the Italian title in the play off final when wearing Conversano’s jersey in front of home fans. Demis says that Conversano was the favourite team in that final against Casarano.Nonetheless as it happens sometimes in sport, it was not the best team to leave the court as the winner. Demis had the chance to learn a lot from that final match.

On the Italian national team side, Demis believes that the squad has been on the right growing path for the last two years. He says that results should come along soon. To play in the national team is an honour to Demis.

The Italian squad will be playing a Euro 2016 Pre Qualification Group matches soon. The other teams in the group are Great Britain and Greece.

Demis said that Italy’s goal would be first to win both matches against the British, then to win the home court match against Greece before traveling to the Greek arena for the final and decisive match scheduled for 15/16 June 2013.

Demis is convinced that Italian handball is in dire need of good results by the national men squad, either in the Euro 2016 Qualification Group or at the next Mediterranean Games which will be held in Turkey.

Demis Radovcic on twitter: @13_demis

SSV Bozen’s Facebook page:!/pages/SSV-Bozen-Handball/112670262096941


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