Website for handball in EX-Yugoslavia region, Balkan-Handball.com, bring really interesting opinion of player legend of THW Kiel, Magdeburg, Irun Bidasoa, F.C Barcelona and Yugoslav national team, now at the position of Director in HC Crvena zvezda, Nenad Perunicic (39). It is a question about an idea of all EX-Yu (Hungary and Austria also) federation to make strong regional competition called “S League” with general sponsor “Erste Bank”. As Serbian newspaper earlier wrote, Perunicic was against that kind of competition, but he know denided everything and talked about interest of Serbian teams.
– I didn’t told that I am against that Crvena zvezda participate in “S League”, what Partizan and Metaloplastika wanted to accept fast. I am just looking about our reality. If you look at teams from former Yugoslavia, only Crvena zvezda never relegated from Elite divison. That is the biggest possible tradition for one team. With this budgets, we can’t play in Regional League. If we have to lose against THW Kiel with 15 goals in Europe, don’t let to lose against Bosna Sarajevo with seven. Do you understand me? This is a question about club tradition, which is with Zagreb, most important in Ex-Yu area. In that time, Celje was second Yugoslav division, Vardar and Metalurg Skopje didn’t exist, but Pelister Bitola. Now, they have a two million EUR budget. I don’t want to let that someone us humiliate in Belgrade, to let us break at the ground. I am just thinking about that aspect of this story. Second thing, handball is contact sport and we know very good what happened in 2005 on the match between Zagreb and Partizan (CWC). It is much more charge than in basketball. We have to make long period strategy about Regional competition and our obligation is to protect Serbian teams. I don’t want that someone make a joke from us.